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.


2013 Archives

Archives:
Dec 5, 2013
Zipcar celebrates expansion with special two-day reservations for $99

BOSTON and CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, today announced it has launched service at Chicago's O'Hare International and Midway airports, bringing the total number of airports that offer Zipcar to 26. To celebrate this milestone Zipcar is offering special pricing – $99 for a two-day reservation – at participating airport locations until December 21st.

Nov 25, 2013
Flexible model designed to meet existing members' needs and reduce initial cost of joining

BOSTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, today announced a new plan that gives members the option to pay for membership on a monthly basis for its "wheels when you want them" service. Based on strong and positive feedback from two test cities, Zipcar is now rolling out the option to nearly all US and Canadian Zipcar markets.

Nov 18, 2013
Zipcar brings new mobility option of car sharing to 23 new college campuses in 2013

BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc. the world's leading car sharing network, is launching service on 23 new colleges and universities this fall, bringing the total of campuses across the United States and Canada that offer Zipcar to nearly 350. Now, more than three million students have access to "wheels when you want them" with a touch of their smartphone for as little as $7.50 per hour, with gas, insurance and 180 miles per day included.

Nov 6, 2013
Based on strong demand, Zipcar increases number of vehicles, will open office

BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, with the support of the City of Sacramento, is expanding the number of vehicles in the region, as well as establishing an office in the city. Driven by increasing demand for affordable, convenient and "on-demand" mobility, Zipcar is increasing its footprint in the city, becoming the company's 26th major metropolitan market.

Oct 3, 2013
Now easier than ever to zip in for meetings, events and other short trips

Boston, Mass. – October 3, 2013 –Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced it is expanding its airport access to Logan International Airport in Boston, bringing convenience, freedom and a little zip to air travel.

Sep 26, 2013
Additions mark the continued "greening" of the Boston Common Garage

BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Common Garage and Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the introduction of four new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to Zipcar's Boston fleet, as well as plug-in stations and priority parking for Zipcars and other hybrid vehicles at the Boston Common Garage.

Sep 25, 2013
Zipcar expands in 25th major metro market creating a smarter way to get around Detroit

BOSTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the expansion of Zipcar Detroit, bringing the total number of Zipcars in the city up to 40. With the expansion, Detroit becomes Zipcar's 25th major metropolitan market.

Sep 19, 2013
Zipcar's FastFleet technology added to city fleet in second Houston location

BOSTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network and the City of Houston Fleet Management Department have announced that Houston's FleetShare program has expanded to its second location. The program first launched with shared pool vehicles in the Theater District's Tranquility Garage and has recently expanded to the City Hall Annex Garage.

Sep 5, 2013
Edison ParkFast and Zipcar team up to provide more sustainable transportation options for New York

BOSTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison ParkFast and Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the introduction of twenty 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to the Zipcar New York fleet at Edison ParkFast locations throughout the city.

Aug 1, 2013
Convenient, cost effective and flexible service gives new transportation option to consumers and businesses

BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, Zipcars will be available by the hour or by the day for residents, businesses and visitors in Denver. The service offers a smart, affordable and convenient alternative to car ownership for savvy consumers; an alternative to pricey fleet vehicles for businesses; and a fun and flexible option for people who need occasional access to a different type of car, such as a convertible, hybrid, pickup or SUV.

Aug 1, 2013
Company makes wide variety of vehicles available by the hour or day, giving residents and businesses access to convenient, cost effective and flexible transportation

BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, Zipcars will be available by the hour or by the day for residents, students, businesses and visitors in San Diego. The service offers a smart, affordable and convenient alternative to car ownership for savvy consumers; an alternative to pricey fleet vehicles for businesses; and a fun and flexible option for people who need occasional access to a different type of car, such as convertible, hybrid, pickup or SUV.

Jun 24, 2013
Zipcar and Showtime Networks Inc. to host exclusive screening of DEXTER® and new drama RAY DONOVAN

Cambridge, Mass. – June 24, 2013 – Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, and SHOWTIME are collaborating to offer Zipcar members the chance to attend a complimentary advance drive-in screening. Zipsters will have the opportunity to view the eighth and final season premiere of the network's critically-acclaimed hit series DEXTER and the series premiere of the network's anticipated new drama RAY DONOVAN. Both series premiere on SHOWTIME on Sunday, June 30th.

May 16, 2013
Zipcar survey finds 2013 grads most worried about financial stability; Nearly 70 percent believe graduates would benefit from car sharing

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the cost of education continuing to rise and today's generation of graduates struggling to pay off student loans, 2013 grads are seeking smart solutions to get what they need, without piling on more debt. A survey conducted by Zipcar in May 2013 found that when asked what 2013 graduates are most looking for, more than 68 percent of respondents stated grads want financial stability over other choices including an on-demand lifestyle (16 percent), freedom (12 percent) and travel experiences (five percent).

May 15, 2013
Zipcar brings cost-effective, reliable and convenient transportation options to Minneapolis residents, visitors and businesses

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, with the support of Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, today announced the expansion of Zipcar's car sharing network to the City of Minneapolis. With this launch, Minneapolis becomes Zipcar's 21st major metropolitan market.

May 2, 2013
Zipcar takes off with expansion to eight new North American airports - Now easier than ever to zip in for meetings, events and other short trips

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, today announced it is expanding its airport access to eight new airports in North America, bringing convenience, freedom and a little zip to air travel. With this expansion, Zipcar is extending its award-winning member experience from city streets and college campuses to airport parking lots, giving Zipcar members on-demand access to nearly 10,000 vehicles in 20 cities, at over 300 universities and now in 11 airports, including:

Apr 3, 2013
New program provides businesses with on-demand access to vehicles and office space

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, and Regus, the world's largest provider of flexible workspaces, have teamed up to offer a new national program to help businesses of all sizes across the country save money by paying only for what they use.

Mar 28, 2013
Zipcar providing more sustainable transportation options for Los Angeles residents

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, with the support of Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, today announced the introduction of 2013 Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicles (BEV) into the Zipcar Los Angeles fleet.

Mar 20, 2013
Zipcar placing vehicles at Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the introduction of Zipcar vehicles at three airports in the Greater New York City area, including Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy (JFK) airports. The cars are conveniently located in Zipcar branded parking spaces at the Avis Car Rental pick-up facility at each airport.

Mar 4, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world's leading car sharing network, today announced that Brian Harrington has joined its management team as executive vice president/chief marketing officer to lead the company's global marketing efforts. Based in Zipcar's Cambridge, Mass. office, Harrington will be responsible for overseeing Zipcar's marketing organization, including member acquisition, global brand building, social media, public relations and delivering new innovative products and services to further enhance the Zipcar member experience.

Feb 28, 2013
World's leading car sharing network reveals latest trends with millennials and technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world's leading car sharing network, released the findings an independent study of Millennials (18-34-year-olds), which examines the attitudes and behaviors of this generation related to urban transportation, technology and car ownership. Overall, the study found that the increasing availability of on-demand mobility services (such as car sharing, ride sharing and vehicle sharing) helps many Millennials drive less and makes it easier to for them to live without owning a car.

Feb 26, 2013
Zipcar, ECOtality and Portland State University working together to provide increased sustainable transportation options for Portland residents

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIP), the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the introduction of 2013 Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicles (BEV) into the Zipcar Portland fleet, with the first vehicles located at Portland State University (PSU). Charging stations for the EVs are provided by ECOtality, Inc.

Feb 15, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIP) ("Zipcar" or the "Company") , the world's leading car sharing network, today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

Feb 14, 2013
Integrated car and fleet sharing partnership with Cook County, IL expected to save $250,000 in 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIP), the world's leading car sharing network, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, announced the launch of a new integrated fleet and car sharing program that is expected to save Cook County, Illinois, more than $250,000 in annual vehicle costs and travel reimbursement in 2013. This new program is the latest of several government transportation programs supported by Zipcar throughout Illinois, including programs at the state, city and county levels.

Jan 4, 2013
Zero membership fee 'Access Plan' starts in Canada

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world's leading car sharing network, today announced a new weekday, no annual fee driving program called the 'Access Plan,' which will be introduced as a pilot program in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.

Jan 2, 2013
Combined company will be the global leader in car sharing and mobility solutions
  • Combination expected to produce $50-70 million in annual synergies
  • Transaction targeted to close in spring 2013
  • Avis Budget re-affirms its prior estimates of full-year 2012 results