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find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • Students
  • Teachers & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)
  • I'm an international student and I'd like to join Zipcar for personal driving.  Check out how to apply.
  • select an affiliation to join

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Portland English Language Academy

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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join

Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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reserve

Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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tap

Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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drive

Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

Students
select your affiliation
join now join now
  • Students
  • Teachers & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)
  • I'm an international student and I'd like to join Zipcar for personal driving.  Check out how to apply.
  • select an affiliation to join

 

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with PELA?

Students
select your affiliation
join now join now
  • Students
  • Teachers & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)
  • I'm an international student and I'd like to join Zipcar for personal driving.  Check out how to apply.
  • select an affiliation to join
All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

I'm a PELA teacher or staff and I'd like to join Zipcar for personal driving (with discounted weekday driving!).

I am a part of the greater PELA community and would like to use Zipcar.

what's included

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miles

Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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gas

Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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insurance

If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

where can i go

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