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Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing network, driven by a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living.
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Zipcar Overview

Car sharing means fewer cars, cleaner air, and more green spaces. In fact, each Zipcar takes up to 13 privately owned cars off the road. And we’re a sustainable transportation option in nearly 500 cities and towns and nearly 500 universities.

What is Zipcar? 

  • Zipcar is a round-trip car-sharing network that helps over one million members access cars on demand by the hour or day.  

  • Zipcar offers members a fleet of vehicles with over 60 different makes and models, including hybrids, SUVs, luxury cars, and cargo vans. 

  • Zipcar fills a vital need for people who occasionally need a car for purpose-driven trips, and want to avoid the cost and hassle of owning a car in the city.  

  • The Zipcar mobile app for iPhone and Android helps members find the closest car, reserve, unlock and lock it, and report its state. Learn more at

  • Zipcar is a cost-effective alternative to car ownership. Membership costs $7/month plus driving (rates vary by market). Gas, insurance options, maintenance, 180 miles (or 200 km) a day, and a dedicated parking spot are all included. Zipcar also offers discounted driving rates for Business customers and discounted memberships to students 18+ on select campuses. 

  • Zipcar is spelled as one word, with a capital "Z" and lower case "c". The following are common misspellings of our company's name: "ZipCar", "zipcar", "Zip Car" 

Press releases

November 30, 2021
New Report Shows that More than Half a Million Tons of CO2 Eliminated Annually Because of Zipcar Members
April 21, 2021
Zipcar will expand fleet size, affirming commitment to offering greater access to sustainable and cost-effective alternative to car ownership for Philadelphians
October 7, 2020
Second annual report looks at COVID-19 impacts on mobility and the critical role car-sharing services play in driving a more sustainable and equitable future for urban living

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