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

Archives:
Dec 23, 2015
Eight Zipcars named after Santa’s reindeer are now available for reservation through Dec. 28

BOSTON, Dec. 23, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has added “Santa’s sleigh” to its fleet in eight U.S. cities from Dec. 23-28, providing even more “vehicle” variety for its members.

Dec 16, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2015 – With millions of drivers hitting the roads this holiday season, Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, set out to learn more about Americans’ holiday driving habits. The survey follows a campaign Zipcar began earlier this year to encourage its nearly one million members to embrace driving for the real-world connections it enables, calling on members to “visit your screensaver” and create “more social, less media” relationships.

Nov 17, 2015
Launch marks first Zipcars on Long Island

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., November 17, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that its “wheels when you want them” service is now available in Farmingdale, N.Y. Two Zipcars are now available for reservation by the hour or by the day, marking the first Zipcar vehicles available on Long Island.

The two Zipcars are parked at the Farmingdale Train Station parking lot west corner in designated spots for convenient pick-up and drop-off. The vehicles can be reserved in seconds on Zipcar’s mobile app, online or over the phone.

Nov 5, 2015
Survey Statistics Show Impact on Resident Mobility in Chicago

CHICAGO, November 05, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Divvy, North America’s largest city bike sharing program, have entered into a joint marketing partnership to provide a bundle offer through the end of the year to new and existing members of either service in the Chicago metropolitan area. This new partnership 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.

Oct 20, 2015
Zipcar’s convenient and cost-effective service offers new transportation solution for Montclair residents and visitors

MONTCLAIR, N.J., October 20, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that its “wheels when you want them” service is now available in Montclair, N.J.

Oct 19, 2015
Segment Growth a Result of Strong Campus Partnerships

BOSTON, October 19, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that it is now operating on more than 500 colleges and universities throughout North America, by far the largest such presence among car sharing brands. Zipcar is the unparalleled leader in college and university car sharing, offering students, faculty, staff and nearby residents with its “wheels when you want them” service and the freedom to travel off or around campus.

 

Sep 28, 2015
Zipcar Continues to Educate Universities about Car Sharing Providing an Alternative to Car Ownership

BOSTON, September 28, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that it will launch at more than 100 colleges and universities in 2015 - a milestone driven by the company’s strategic initiative for growth in this sector. Zipcar has signed contracts with over 100 colleges and universities to date and will continue to launch on campuses throughout the fall.  As the leader in the college and university car sharing market, Zipcar now operates on more than 475 campuses in North America with a variety of vehicles available on demand.

 

Sep 10, 2015
Service will enable members to take one-way trips within each city

BOSTON, September 10, 2015 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced plans to expand its ONE>WAY beta program to Denver, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Zipcar ONE>WAY, which was launched as a beta in Boston last year, enables members to take on-demand one-way trips with the flexibility to choose a parking spot at both the pick-up and drop off locations.  ONE>WAY, combined with Zipcar’s leading round-trip model, provides members with a comprehensive mobility solution to meet a variety of their transportation needs.

Aug 31, 2015
Madison, Wisconsin residents and visitors will have access to more cars in more locations

BOSTON, August 31, 2015 — Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced it has acquired Community Car, a sharing company based in Madison, Wisconsin, to provide residents and visitors with greater alternative transportation options. Zipcars will soon be deployed at all Community Car locations, providing Madisonians with a greater variety of vehicles and car sharing options. The terms of the acquisition were not announced. 

 

Aug 31, 2015
Program will support SUMC’s mission to extend the public benefits of shared mobility

CHICAGO – The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC), a national, public-interest organization working to foster collaboration in shared transportation and Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced Zipcar as the founding champion-level Ally of the just launched SUMC Trade Ally program.

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.