Zipcar Overview

Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing network, driven by a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living. With its wide variety of self-service vehicles available by the hour or day, Zipcar operates in nearly 500 cities and towns and nearly 500 universities globally. Zipcar offers the most comprehensive, most convenient and most flexible car-sharing options available. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of mobility solutions.

What is Zipcar?

  • Zipcar provides more than one million members on-demand access to more than 12,000 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses
  • Zipcar operates in nearly 500 cities and towns and nearly 500 college campuses
  • Zipcar fills a vital need for many types of people, including those who rely on public transportation, but sometimes need a car for purpose-driven trips, as well as car lovers who seek the freedom and joy of driving, but want to avoid the cost and hassle of owning a car in the city
  • Zipcar offers members a fleet of vehicles with over 60 different makes and models, including: hybrids, SUVs, pickup trucks, luxury vehicles, minivans, and cargo vans
  • The Zipcar mobile app for iPhone and Android allows members to locate the closest vehicles, reserve, unlock and lock cars, and report the state of the vehicle. You can learn more about our mobile app features at 
  • Membership costs $70/year or $7/month and driving rates start at $11.50/hr and $85/day (but vary by market) with our Standard Driving Plan making Zipcar a cost-effective alternative to car ownership. Zipcar also offers discounted weekday driving rates for Business customers and discounted memberships to students 18+ on select campuses.
  • Zipcar takes care of gas, insurance options, maintenance, and a dedicated parking spot. Our Standard Driving Plan also includes 180 miles (or 200 kilometers) of driving per day. 

Top Zipcar Facts

  • Zipcar members have reported using Zipcars for everything from everyday errands and moving to a new place, to weddings and trips home from the hospital with a new baby
  • A Zipcar is reserved somewhere in the world every six seconds
  • Zipcar members reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 1,600lbs per year 
  • After joining Zipcar, over 68 percent of members use public transit the same or more, 43 percent bike the same or more and 80 percent walk the same or more
  • A Transportation Research Board/National Academy of Sciences study finds each shared car takes about 13 private cars off the road
  • Frost & Sullivan estimates that car sharing can reduce the total transit costs for its members by 70 percent
  • Zipcar members report saving an average of $633 per month compared to owning a car


  • 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"
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