Press Releases

In this section of the Zipcar press center, you'll find our news releases. The releases are listed in chronological order and are archived by year.


2018 Archives

Archives:
Nov 19, 2018
Stuck in the car on the way to grandma’s? Take control of the wheel with some unexpected fun

BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2018 – ‘Tis the Season. . .for holiday traffic! As millions of Americans hit the road and traffic increases between now and the new year, Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, conducted its annual survey to determine how travelers pass time in holiday traffic.

Nov 1, 2018
Zipcar expects an increase in reservations; provides last-minute and cost-effective ways to drive on election night

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2018 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced preparations for increased reservations for next week’s midterm elections; including member incentives for those who reserve on election night. As part of its ongoing #DRIVEtheVOTE initiative and to give voters a way to drive to the polls, Zipcar will have its fleet prepped and ready for on-demand reservations on the evening of Tuesday, November 6.

Oct 1, 2018
Zipcar survey reveals today’s students seek off-campus experiences to enhance college years

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2018 – According to a new survey by Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, in conjunction with OnePoll, four times as many recent grads and college students prefer to spend time off campus with friends and family (40%) than binge watch TV and movies online (8.5%). This is just one finding among many that illuminate the growing trend of “adulting” that’s sweeping college and university campuses.

Sep 14, 2018
Innovative transportation service provides a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to car ownership on campus

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona, Sept. 14, 2018 – Today, Northern Arizona University (NAU) launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer a car-sharing program on the Flagstaff mountain campus. The service gives students the freedom to get off campus without the hassle of owning a car while also allowing NAU to meet sustainability goals by reducing the need for personal vehicles and parking spots on campus.

Jun 26, 2018
Zipcar’s round-trip car-sharing service gives Columbus residents on-demand access to a vehicle, encouraging a car-free or car-lite lifestyle

COLUMBUS, June 26, 2018 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the City of Columbus to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses, visitors and students. Eight Zipcars are now available in on-street parking spots Downtown, as well as Short North, German Village and Weinland Park through the partnership.

Jun 4, 2018
Local cities and regions loaded with cultural gems, most within a short drive from home

BOSTON, June 4, 2018 – As the summer travel season kicks off, Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, in conjunction with OnePoll, reveals the findings of its summer travel survey. The analysis of 2,000 Americans shows that from coast to coast and in-between, local cities and neighborhoods are loaded with adventure, cuisine, and culture Americans have yet to experience. Iconic U.S. sights and flavors are ripe for summer vacation days and weekend exploration:

Top 10 U.S. Sights Left to Visit for Most

May 31, 2018
Through separate partnerships with the DOT and NYCHA, Zipcar will add 127 new locations throughout the city and for the first time introduce Zipcar at housing authority properties

NEW YORK CITY, May 31, 2018 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, and the City of New York, today announced two major initiatives that will soon make car sharing available in more neighborhoods and to more individuals throughout the city while reducing the need for personal vehicle ownership. 

Jan 22, 2018
Transit riders now have on-demand access to Zipcars at several Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink and MARC Train stations throughout Maryland, encouraging car-lite or car-free lifestyles

BALTIMORE, Md., January 22, 2018 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland 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, providing transit riders with on-demand access to a vehicle by the hour or by the day.

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