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.


2015 Archives

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Aug 19, 2015
Vehicles available for reservation at nine locations throughout the district

Washington, D.C., Aug. 19, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc. to place a total of 18 Zipcars at nine 7-Eleven® stores throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These vehicles are now available for reservation by the hour or by the day at affordable rates which include gas, insurance and 180 miles per day.

Jul 27, 2015
About 40 percent of Zipcar for Business members report selling or avoiding buying a car

BOSTON, July 27, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and the University of California, Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), today announced that two in five corporate Zipcar members – people who join a car sharing program through an affiliation with an employer – sell or avoid buying a vehicle after joining Zipcar.

Jul 16, 2015

LONDON, Thursday 16th July, 2015:  Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that Nicholas Cole has been appointed president, International. In this role, Cole will be responsible for driving Zipcar’s international expansion in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia and Australia, and for accelerating the Company’s growth in these key territories. Cole will replace Massimo Marsili, who has been appointed managing director, Western Region, Avis Budget EMEA.

Jun 18, 2015
Zipcar’s convenient and affordable service offers additional transportation solution for The First State

WILMINGTON, DEL., June 18, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the City of Wilmington to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses, visitors and students. Eight Zipcars are now available in Wilmington for reservation by the hour or by the day, offering an affordable, convenient and sustainable transportation option.

Jun 3, 2015
New cars, new locations and a new office coming soon help expand Zipcar’s presence throughout the nation’s capital

WASHINGTON, D.C.,  June 3, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network and the longest-running car sharing provider in the greater Washington, D.C. area, is expanding once again to provide additional “wheels when you want them” to residents, businesses, visitors and students.

May 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2015 – In an effort to help enhance mobility, provide Los Angeles transit customers with more transportation options and improve first mile-last mile connectivity to Metro stops, Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) have entered into a partnership to provide vehicles for hourly or daily reservations at ten Metro park-and-ride locations.

May 18, 2015
Study suggests baby boomers in urban areas are tech-savvy, active and primed for adopting alternative transportation solutions like Zipcar

BOSTON (May 18, 2015) – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today released its first independent study examining the attitudes and lifestyle of “Urban Boomers,” a demographic cohort of adults who live in urban areas and who are ages 50 to 69, part of the “baby boomer” generation. The study, conducted by KRC Research, revealed that Urban Boomers in the U.S. are tech-savvy, highly active, and while many still own a car, they are driving less after moving to the city.

May 6, 2015
Zipcar’s convenient and affordable service offers additional transportation solution for Canada’s capital

OTTAWA, May 6, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that its global “wheels when you want them” membership service is now available to Ottawa residents, businesses, visitors and students.  A total of 23 Zipcars are now parked in easily accessible locations in the Ottawa area and are available for reservation by the hour or by the day as an affordable, convenient and sustainable transportation option.  Further expansion with additional vehicles is planned for the coming months.

Apr 30, 2015
With the addition of seven new U.S. airports, Zipcar’s car sharing service is now even more convenient for travelers

BOSTON – April 30, 2015 –Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced it has  expanded to seven additional airports in North America, making it even easier to have access to “wheels when you want them” when members travel. With this expansion, Zipcar is now present at more than 50 airport locations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Zipcar’s newest airport offerings include:

·         Augusta (Ga.) Regional Airport (AGS)

Apr 29, 2015
New program provides a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to car ownership on campus

Washington, D.C.– April 29, 2015 – Today, American University announces a unique new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a special car sharing program on campus. The new program will provide access to car sharing vehicles for all of American University Zipcar members, as well as select vehicles dedicated for the exclusive use of faculty, staff and students needing cars for school-sanctioned activities. All American University vehicles will be available to students ages 18 and older.

Apr 16, 2015

Paris, 16 April 2015: Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network, today announces its partnership with SNCF, France’s national railway operator, to integrate into its "door-to-door" mobility service.

Apr 16, 2015
Results prove that city-dwellers across all generations have a millennial mindset

BOSTON, April 16, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today released its fifth annual independent study which examines millennials’ (18-34 year olds) attitudes toward transportation, technology and lifestyle compared to older generations. This year, Zipcar analyzed the results by the geographic area in which respondents live and found, surprisingly, that city-dwellers of all ages displayed attitudes strikingly similar to those of millennials, whereas suburban and rural residents did not.

Apr 2, 2015
Zipcar Toronto Member Survey Shows Zipcar Reduces Personally Owned Vehicles in Toronto

TORONTO –April 2, 2015 –Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Metrolinx, Ontario’s regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), are expanding their partnership by adding Zipcars to seven additional GO Transit stations to grow the number of seamless transportation options available to GTHA residents, businesses and visitors.

Apr 2, 2015
Zipcar ramps up International expansion with launch of first licensee in a partnership with Otokoc Otomotiv

Istanbul, 02 April, 2015: Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network, today launches its service in Istanbul. Istanbul marks Zipcar’s sixth European city and with Istanbul straddling Europe and Asia, its first footstep into Asia.

Mar 6, 2015
Branded vehicles available for reservation throughout Chicago

Chicago – March 6, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Big Ten Conference to sponsor its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.  Each of the Big Ten schools will be represented by its own branded Zipcar vehicle, complete with school colors and logo.

Jan 13, 2015
Birthday marks growth from startup to international leader in urban transportation; Zipcar affirms that “wheels when you want them” offers proven benefits to cities, companies and consumers

BOSTON (January 13, 2015) – When Zipcar first launched in Cambridge, Mass. 15 years ago, smart phones hadn’t been invented, social media sites didn’t exist and “sharing” was a concept relegated to toddlers and libraries. Today, thanks to the success of Zipcar and its members sharing thousands of cars in hundreds of locations around the world, cities have a wider variety of transportation options that reduce parking demand, save businesses, students and consumers money and decrease emissions and pollution.

Jan 5, 2015
Joint Marketing Campaign Encourages Zipsters to “Tap It” in the Green Mountain State

BOSTON – January 5, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing to encourage Zipcar members to take “Zip Trips” to the state. The partnership comes on the heels of a fun, interactive marketing campaign that asked voters on social media to determine “Who Taps it Best?” – Vermonters who tap their abundance of maple trees to create 100% pure Vermont Maple Syrup or Zipcar members who tap their Zipcards on over 10,000 vehicles around the world to begin a Zip Trip.

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