Zipcar Partners with Northern Arizona University to Offer Car Sharing on Campus

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

Sep 14, 2018

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.

The convenient, self-service transportation option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older, and members of the local community ages 21 and older. Cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days.

Two vehicles are now available near the University Union in P16A and near the International Pavilion in P32B. The Zipcars have designated parking spots for convenient pick-up and return.

NAU students, faculty and staff can join for $15, with rates starting as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $25. Gas, maintenance, insurance and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates. Students can join online and make reservations either on the Zipcar website or mobile app.

“Sustainability is an important part of NAU’s mission, and we believe this partnership with Zipcar, which will allow freedom of movement while reducing the need for students to own a car, helps move that mission forward,” Erin Stam said. “We are excited to be a part of this movement.”

NAU students can now zip to the grocery store, to a doctor’s appointment or to an internship. And international students can enjoy peace-of-mind with an easy way to get around the U.S.

“We’re excited to team up with Northern Arizona University to bring Zipcar’s convenient, on-demand transportation service to campus,” said Dan Cohen, Zipcar senior marketing manager. “Zipcar offers all the benefits of owning a car without that come along with it, like circling for a parking spot before class, paying for gas or worrying about oil changes.”

For more information on how to become a member of Zipcar at Northern Arizona University, please visit www.zipcar.com/nau.

 

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About Zipcar

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 urban areas and university campuses in over 500 cities and towns across Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Iceland, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. 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. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.

About NAU

Northern Arizona University is a high-research university with a statewide enrollment of 30,000 students. More than 22,000 students attend the Flagstaff campus, with more than 8,600 students enrolled online or at one of 24 statewide campuses. Research in genetics, forestry and ecology has drawn international recognition to the university, which also is highly regarded for its education, business and engineering programs. NAU represents 127 tribal nations and is on its way to becoming the nation’s leading university serving Native American/Alaskan and Hawaiian Native cultures. NAU launched competency-based Personalized Learning in 2013, the first self-paced, online education program that cuts the cost and time to an undergraduate degree. For more information, visit nau.edu. Follow NAU on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

Media Contacts:

Katelyn Chesley

Public Relations Manager

kchesley@zipcar.com

617.678.7206

 

Sheila Tenney

Director of Media Relations & Communications

stenney@atlm.edu

404.756.4012

 

 

 

 

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