zipcar parked on a cobbled london street

Refuelling your Zipcar

Here to make your journey as smooth as possible and ensure you're not caught short when it comes to refuelling on your journey.
zipcar parked on a cobbled london street

Refuelling your Zipcar during your booking

Nobody can run on empty - our vehicles are no exception! So always leave at least 1/4 tank. (It’s on us!)

This is really important for all journeys but especially for our Roundtrip vehicles as these vehicles are normally used for longer journeys and we need to ensure they are ready for the next member. Remember that topping up is free! If you’re running low during your reservation, use the fuel card at almost all UK petrol stations.




Do I have to pay for fuel in a Zipcar?

Fuel's on us! Every trip includes fuel, plus a mileage of 60 miles/day. If you go over the 60 miles, there's a per-mile charge from just 29p/mile, depending on your vehicle. If your vehicle is low on fuel, just take it to the most convenient station and top up, paying with the car's fuel card.


What type of fuel can I use?

The fuel type of the vehicle you are in should be clearly labelled on the vehicle, and in the app. 

Please fill up with standard fuel known as E10 - please do not use premium fuel (E5).  We have a team who regularly service and maintain all our vehicles, so this isn't necessary. 

Electric Cars - we charge those, so just make sure you've got plenty of charge for your trip!


E5 vs E10 fuel types


Which petrol stations can I use?

You can use any major petrol station or supermarket, just try to avoid independent stations or motorway stations.


What if I use the wrong fuel?

If you realise you've used the wrong fuel for your vehicle please stop driving immediately as significant damage can be caused to the engine.

Give our customer service team a call and they will be able to guide you through the next steps.


Why Rent a Zipcar?

bag  of money, green icon

Save money

We pay for fuel, parking and insurance – so you get access to a car without the hassle of owning one!

map pin icon, green

Rent a car locally

Zipcars live just around the corner. We've got thousands of cars and vans near where you live and work.

icon of mobile phone emitting a signal, green

Drive on-demand

Rent by the minute, hour or day when and where you need them. Just book and unlock with the app.

leaf icon, green

Live greener

Cheaper and greener than owning your own car, we've also got hundreds of electric cars in our fleet.