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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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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Today, Zipcar announced the launch of a new mobility option in select cities for members who depend on a vehicle during the week to commute to and from work.

The new weekday Zipcar offering provides unlimited, sole access to a vehicle and a parking spot from Monday at 5:00am to Friday at 7:00pm for a monthly fee and per-mile rate. Exclusive weekday wheels simplify the daily commute for urban dwellers who work outside of the city and offers an alternative to the high cost and hassle of car ownership and parking.

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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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