Today, Zipcar is offering engineers a closer look at its car-sharing technology at Boston TechJam on City Hall Plaza from 4-9pm. Members of Zipcar’s engineering team will be on-site to chat about what they’re working on, and what it’s like to be behind the scenes of the world’s leading car-sharing network. From a custom in-house hardware and software design to a major city electric vehicle launch, they’ll explain how they’re constantly exploring new Zipcar technologies.

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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 has partnered with the Red Sox Foundation to support inner-city baseball and softball in Boston through the Foundation’s Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities (RBI) Program.

Through the collaboration, Zipcar provided RBI players and coaches with free access to Zipcars to help them get to and from games and raised $15,000 in funds for new gloves, bats and other equipment through a special “Play it Forward” campaign.  

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Zipcar and Hostess Brands have joined forces on a sweet treat for National Chocolate Cupcake Day (Wed. Oct. 18). Together, the two companies have created a CupCake Car shown below, along with a national Twitter contest that will land one lucky winner with a year’s worth of Hostess Chocolate CupCakes if they correctly guess how many chocolate CupCakes can fit into the CupCake Car.

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This Sunday, October 8, Zipcar is celebrating the 40th running of the Chicago Marathon by offering 26.2 percent off all of its vehicles in Chicago. Members can reserve a Zipcar to escape the crowds for the day or to meet up with friends to celebrate.

The discount is valid on all reservations in Chicago that begin after 11:59 p.m. CST on Saturday, October 7 and end before Sunday, October 8 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The discount will be automatically applied to all Chicago Zipcar reservations within this timeframe.

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Today, Zipcar and Ford Motor Company announced that their "Students with Drive" grant program surpassed a significant milestone of $1 million donated to student organizations over the past six years.

The “Students with Drive” program seeks to further the efforts of student organizations making positive impacts on campuses and communities. The grants consist of access to Zipcar vehicles at no cost, cash for specific organizational needs and scholarship money donated to the school.

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The Zipcar team is actively preparing for Hurricane Irma in Southeastern United States and asks its members in the area to stay safe and follow driving recommendations from local authorities. The company is waiving all cancellation fees associated with last minute changes to vehicle reservations in Florida to ensure the safety of its members.

All vehicles in low-lying areas throughout Southern Florida have been relocated due to expected flooding, and vehicle availability may be limited. 

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Back in the early 2000’s, the tech world was enamored with the concept of convergence. It was predicted that someday you’d be able to talk, text, email – even take a picture with your phone. This convergence scrambled the technology ecosystem as device manufacturers turned into app developers, app developers turned into hardware companies, PC-makers started making phones. You know the rest.

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Inspired by the unicorn trend that’s swept social media, Zipcar is offering a limited-edition unicorn car for reservation in Boston from June 22-29. The unicorn car, appropriately named “Fabucorn Starbottom”, is a majestic pink, purple and blue vehicle, that provides an enchanted driving experience with purple LED lights, sparkly floor mats, fuzzy seat covers and sequined pillows.

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