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Zipcar Blog

If you’re already a member – welcome to the club! Not signed up yet? Why not, you can join online now! Here’s where you’ll find the information and inspiration you need to make the most of not just Zipcar, but your free time too.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping the Zipcar community safe

The safety of our members is, and always has been, our number one priority at Zipcar.  So, whilst we remain in operation, members should only use us for journeys outlined by the UK Government. Here’s what we’re doing to keep you, our members, safe as well as what we’re asking of our membership community.  Read more here.


From trips around town to weekends out and about, here’s some of our tried and tested tips to make the most of your free time.


One positive change for 2022

Find the one positive change you can make to start the New Year.

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Winter walks in London

Time to wrap up and get outside and bask in the changing of the seasons.

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Best Winter Bars & Beer Gardens

Find the best London beer gardens with heaters.

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Zipcar vs. Owning your own car

It’s up to 50% cheaper to use Zipcar than owning your own car.


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10 simple swaps for sustainable living

Here's how you can be more sustainable everyday. 

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Plastic free & zero waste shops

Reduce the amount of waste you produce by shopping at these fantastic shops

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London's best car boot sales

Whether your buying or selling there's always a deal to be done at a car boot.

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Second hand shopping

We've curated the best locations for second hand shopping around the capital.


There's never been a more important time to play an active part in our communities. At Zipcar, our members and the local communities where our cars live are the heart of who we are, so we're always looking for ways we can do more, and support our members too.

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Road trip companions

We surveyed Brits to find out who they would like to travel with.

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Top running routes

We asked our members about their favourite running routes in London.

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Distraction, delivered

We’ve compiled a list of distractions you can get delivered to your home.

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Indoor-phins fix

From yoga to HIT, here’s some of the best classes that have gone online. 

Zipcar for Business

Over 13,000 businesses use Zipcar to get around efficiently, sustainably and to help grow their companies. Here’s some tips on how to grow yours.

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A revolution in UK craft beer

How a new brewing crew are taking sustainability into their own hands.

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Access the sharing economy with Zipcar

Find out how businesses are growing whilst saving by using the sharing economy.

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Changing the way we think about waste

Here’s how some start-ups are doing their bit for the environment, and you can too.

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What ULEZ means for your business

The Ultra Low Emission Zone is here, and it’s only going to get bigger.

Zipcar UK 2021 Sustainability Report

We’re committed to having a fully electric fleet by 2025. But to offer fully electric car-sharing in London, we need better electric vehicle infrastructure. 

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Area Guides

Zipcar gives you the opportunity to explore new places, we put together some guides that will help you fill a whistle stop tour or a long weekend in some of our favourite locations around the country.

roman baths, Bath


Bridge of Sighs


brighton pier


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How Zipcar Works

Once you’re a member, you’ll get access to over 3,000 cars and vans. Here’s how to use them!

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Roundtrip vs Flex Journeys?

From going a to b with a Flex car to taking a Roundtrip car or van


Ending your Zipcar booking?

Here’s all you need to know about how to end your trip.


How much does Zipcar cost?

It’s free to join Zipcar, and we have tons of inclusions too.

Driving with Zipcar

Congestion charge, ULEZ, Dart charge

Take a look at the charges we cover for all our members.

Our Vehicles

We’ve got various types of cars for you to choose from – from city run arounds to larger cars and vans. Plus there’s 325 e-Golfs to boot! Here’s detail on each vehicle if you want to check how they work and their specs.



One of the UK’s most popular cars, available in Zipcar Roundtrip.

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VW e-Golf

Try out one of our 325 e-Golfs in a Zipcar Flex one-way journey.

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VW Transporter

Perfect for moving house, DIY and helping you run your business.

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Audi A3

Our luxury, unbranded option. Ideal for special occasions or weddings.