Press Releases

In this section of the Zipcar press center, you'll find our news releases. The releases are listed in chronological order and are archived by year.


2016 Archives

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Jul 27, 2016
“Selfie software” allows new members to join through mobile app and access Zipcar through smartphone

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced the launch of new features that enable prospective members to sign-up, join and drive a vehicle in matter of minutes directly through the Zipcar mobile app. New members who join Zipcar through the mobile app will be verified by matching their valid driver’s license with facial recognition technology or “selfie software.” A near-instant membership approval process will enable the member to unlock a vehicle in minutes using only their smartphone.

Jul 13, 2016
Survey conducted by Zipcar highlights Americans’ attitudes and preferences on summertime driving

Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today released the findings of its “American Summertime Driving” survey, which found that Americans across the country love family road trips, big cars, backwoods and the breeze in their hair.  

Jun 22, 2016
Zipcar’s new comprehensive mobility solution will give Seattle Zipcar members the option to take vehicles round-trip or one-way, with parking included

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that it has launched a suite of new features to its service in Seattle including the ability to take vehicles one-way. These new features blend the best of Zipcar’s round-trip model — guaranteed parking, more than 60 vehicle types and advanced reservations — with the spontaneity and freedom of new flexible features.

Zipcar’s new flexible service will allow members in the Seattle area to:

Jun 15, 2016
Zipcar and MARTA offer convenient and cost-effective transportation solutions for residents and visitors

ATLANTA, June 15, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), the ninth-largest transit system in the country, have partnered to enhance transportation options outside of the Perimeter by adding Zipcar’s “wheels when you want them” service to Chamblee Station, Doraville Station, Lakewood/Ft. McPherson Station and East Point Station.

 

Jun 14, 2016
Zipcar’s convenient and cost-effective service provides area visitors with on-demand access to a vehicle without the hassles of travelling with one

BOSTON, June 14, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to Cape Cod with two vehicles available at the Hyannis Transportation Center.  Area visitors, residents and seasonal vacationers can now take the CapeFLYER seasonal rail or the CCRTA bus service from a variety of locations to the Hyannis Transportation Center to pick-up a Zipcar without having to sit behind the wheel in notorious Cape traffic. 

 

Jun 8, 2016
Zipcar’s new comprehensive mobility solution will give D.C. Zipcar members the option to take vehicles round-trip, one-way within the metro area and between cities, with parking included

Washington D.C., June 8, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that it has launched a suite of new features to its service in Washington, D.C. including the ability to take vehicles one-way and between D.C. and Baltimore. These new features blend the best of Zipcar’s round-trip model — guaranteed parking, more than 50 vehicle types and advanced reservations — with the spontaneity and freedom of new flexible options.

Zipcar’s new flexible service will now enable members in and around the District to:

Jun 6, 2016
Partners with GLAAD and local LGBTQ organizations to raise awareness and support

BOSTON, June 6, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and GLAAD, an LGBTQ media advocacy organization, are kicking off a new partnership during Pride month to help drive acceptance and equality forward for the LGBTQ community.

 

May 31, 2016
New service will allow members to pick up and drop off vehicles anywhere in the city - World’s leading car sharing network to extend international footprint in Europe

BRUSSELS, 31 May 2016: Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced its intention to launch a new floating car-sharing service in Brussels. This will mark the seventh major country launch for the brand in Europe and the introduction of its most flexible car-sharing service to date.

 

May 18, 2016
Survey Data Shows Impact on Resident Mobility in Miami

MIAMI, Fla., May 18, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Citi Bike Miami, the official bike sharing program of Miami and Miami Beach, have entered into a joint partnership that will further enable city dwellers to use a variety of mobility solutions to get around the city without the cost and hassle of owning a personal vehicle. This new partnership provides a bundle offer to new and existing members of either service in the greater Miami area.

                                                               

May 5, 2016
Zipcar’s convenient and cost-effective service now available for area students, residents and visitors through partnerships with the Cites of Poughkeepsie and Beacon, New York

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., May, 5, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the Cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses and visitors.  

May 3, 2016
Zipcars within walking distance of three Amtrak stations in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., May 3, 2016 - Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Amtrak Cascades today announced the launch of “Zip and Ride,” a partnership to locate Zipcars within walking distance of three Amtrak train stations (Portland Union Station, Salem Station, and Eugene Depot) and promote more connected, cost-effective travel options for train riders.

Apr 27, 2016
Zipcar’s convenient and cost-effective service offers additional transportation solution for residents and visitors

TAMPA, Fla., April 27, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced its official launch in Tampa through partnerships with the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, Skyhouse Channelside Apartments and the Downtown Tampa Partnership.

Six new Zipcars are now available downtown by the hour or by the day. The vehicles are parked in designated spots for convenient pick-up and drop-off and can be reserved in seconds on Zipcar’s mobile app, or online and over the phone.

Apr 14, 2016
Service provides comprehensive management solution for corporate, government and university fleets

BOSTON, April 14, 2016 - Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced the launch of a new fleet management service called Local Motion by Zipcar, a comprehensive vehicle hardware and software platform that allows operators of large fleets to share vehicles effortlessly, increase utilization and streamline operations.  This technology solution is now available to support corporate, government and university fleet management customers.  

Apr 11, 2016
Zipcar’s convenient and cost-effective service offers additional transportation solution for residents and visitors

FERNDALE, Mich., April, 11, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the City of Ferndale to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses, visitors and students.  

 

Two Zipcars are now available near 9 Mile and Woodward by the hour or by the day. The vehicles are parked in designated spots for convenient pick-up and drop-off and can be reserved in seconds on Zipcar’s mobile app, online or over the phone.

 

Mar 29, 2016
Zipcar’s convenient and cost-effective service offers additional transportation solution for residents and visitors

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March, 29, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the City of Huntsville to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses, visitors and students.  

 

Mar 3, 2016
Zipcar’s new comprehensive mobility solution will give L.A. Zipcar members greater freedom

LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that it has launched a suite of new features to its service in Los Angeles. These new features blend the best of Zipcar’s round-trip model — guaranteed parking, more than 50 vehicle types and advanced reservations — with the spontaneity and freedom of new flexible features.

 

Zipcar members in Los Angeles will be the first in the country to experience Zipcar’s new flexible service, which will allow members to:

Feb 25, 2016
Members will enjoy greater freedom and cities and campuses will benefit from a new comprehensive mobility solution

BOSTON, February 25, 2016 - Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced plans to launch a suite of new features representing the company’s next generation of mobility services. Zipcar’s new services include:

·         Choose your destination: Designated vehicles can be used either one-way or round trip, with parking included, providing members a variety of trip options.

Feb 3, 2016
Launch makes Zipcars available in Orlando and Winter Park

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 3, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced new partnerships in central Florida with the cities of Orlando and Winter Park to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to the area. Residents, businesses, visitors and students now have access to Zipcar’s affordable, convenient and sustainable transportation option. 

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