Zipcar is celebrating Earth Day with a new video that highlights the positive impact its million members have made on the environment, from the number of personally owned cars they’ve helped take off the road to the carbon emissions they’ve helped reduce.

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Zipcar is thrilled to welcome Aidan Cardella as the new vice president of operations and strategy. Cardella joins Zipcar from Boston-based digital media company TVision, where he served as senior vice president of operations. He has also held leadership roles at ChoiceStream, including vice president of research and development, and chief product officer.

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Today, Zipcar released the findings of a new study conducted by KRC Research, revealing that Americans are spending twice as much as they think on their personal cars.

Survey respondents reported spending $345 a month on their personal car, while a AAA survey shows they’re spending more than twice as much ($706 monthly).

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Zipcar has launched its second annual #MAKEorBREAKweekend marketing campaign, encouraging new couples across the country to put their relationships to the test this weekend (Feb. 9 – 11) by going on their first road trip together. The campaign encourages road trippers to "make it or break it” before getting into the potentially messy gray area of Feb. 14.

According to a survey conducted by the car-sharing provider, more than half of Americans ages 18-34 feel that the first day or overnight trip is a good test of a new relationship.

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Zipcar, a global car-sharing company known for its imaginative PR stunts, is unleashing a groundhog in Boston today. The stunt is part of the company’s national #DontHibernate campaign, which encourages people to break their winter routines and get outside.

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Zipcar and 14 other leading transportation and technology companies signed the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities today, pledging to follow ten key principles that will help make cities better places to live through smart transportation practices.

As cities become increasingly congested and polluted, it’s more important than ever to establish a clear vision for the future among city governments, private companies and NGOs.

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Zipcar and two PhD candidates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tianli Zhou and Evan Fields, have joined forces on a transportation project that seeks to make it even easier to get around Boston by ensuring Zipcars are available in high-demand areas.

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Zipcar and the Maryland Department of Transportation Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) today announced a new partnership to add 15 Zipcars to eight rail stations along the Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink and Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train lines. This builds upon the company’s success throughout the state, where it has been operating since 2008.

The fleet, which includes a Honda Civic and a Toyota Prius, will be available for reservation at the following eight stations:

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With millions of drivers hitting the roads this holiday season, Zipcar conducted a national survey to determine how Americans will pass the time in traffic.

From gossiping about friends and family to getting it on, the survey revealed some interesting and unexpected things people plan to do in their cars.

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Zipcar and the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) today announced the expansion of their partnership to offer car sharing at 10 of BPL’s 59 branches. The public-private partnership is BPL’s latest effort to meet the changing needs of its local communities by enabling greater access to technology.

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