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.

2014 Archives

Dec 16, 2014
200 vehicles available for point-to-point trips – with reserved parking included

BOSTON – December 16, 2014 – Zipcar today announced that its new ONE>WAY service is now open to all current Zipcar members located in or travelling to the Boston area. The new transportation option, which Zipcar has been testing since May, enables members to take point-to-point trips with a reserved parking spot at both the pick-up and drop-off locations (called “pods”). Today, a total of 200 Zipcar ONE>WAY Honda Fit vehicles are located at Zipcar pods throughout Boston and in the surrounding area, including Logan International Airport.

Dec 2, 2014
Zipcar has partnered with four charities to give back through the new Zipcar Shop

BOSTON (December 2, 2014) – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, announced today that it will be zipping into the holiday season with a new five-week campaign to add some extra joy for members through special discounts and deals.

Nov 17, 2014
Zipcar tops 400 campuses, renews partnership with Ford, expands eligibility to more drivers and funds 300 student ambassador positions at schools across the country

BOSTON, November 17, 2014 – This fall, Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has further extended its leadership position in college and university car sharing services with the addition of 40 new campuses, a premier partnership with Ford Motor Company and an innovative student brand ambassador program. Zipcar is now on more than 400 campuses in North America with a variety of vehicles, including many new Fords offered at discounted hourly rates.

Oct 30, 2014
Launch marks 30th major city opening, accelerates European expansion

Madrid, October 30, 2014: Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, today expands its footprint in Spain by launching its service in Madrid, under the Avancar brand. The expansion builds on the success of the existing Avancar service which has been available in Barcelona since 2005.

Oct 10, 2014
Partnership includes additional Zipcar locations and Zipcar membership bringing a unique transportation benefit to airline employees

BOSTON, October 10, 2014 – Zipcar today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Southwest Airlines to provide Zipcar memberships to nearly 45,000 Southwest and AirTran employees. With access to a Zipcar membership and discounted driving rates Monday through Friday, airline crews will now have the freedom of wheels on the ground when their flights touch down. Additionally, employees will have access to the convenience of car sharing in all Zipcar cities around the globe, including Dallas, where Southwest is headquartered and Zipcar launched this September.

Oct 3, 2014
Zipcar now offering car sharing services to U.S. federal government employees

BOSTON – October 3, 2014 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that it has been chosen as a vendor to be awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement by the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service as a car sharing provider for federal government employees in Boston, Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Sep 23, 2014
Zipcar’s convenient and affordable service offers new transportation options for Dallas

DALLAS, September 23, 2014 – Zipcar and the City of Dallas today announced that Zipcar’s global “wheels when you want them” membership service is now available to Dallas residents, businesses, visitors and students. A variety of Zipcars will be parked in easily accessible locations in the Dallas area and are available now for reservation by the hour or by the day, as an affordable, convenient and smart transportation option.

Sep 16, 2014
World’s largest car sharing network ramps up European expansion with Paris launch

Paris, September 16, 2014: Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, today expands its global footprint to France, launching in Paris today. Founded in 2000 in North America, Zipcar’s entry into France widens its global network, giving its more than 870,000 members access to even more vehicles around the world. Today’s launch is a key step in Zipcar’s expansion across Europe, which already includes the United Kingdom, Spain and Austria.

Sep 8, 2014
Zipcar makes it easy and fun for players to succeed in the immersive Ingress phenomenon

BOSTON (September 8, 2014) – Millions of special agents combing neighborhoods in cities around the world searching for portals, attending anomalies and gathering critical intel now have a new advantage – Zipcar. The global leader in car sharing has partnered with Google, whose Niantic Labs produces Ingress, an immersive, massive multiplayer mobile “Real World Game” that transforms neighborhoods and cities into an interactive experience filled with mystery, intrigue, and adventure.

Sep 3, 2014
New Zipcars to provide access to a sustainable and cost effective alternative to car ownership for students, faculty, staff and community members

LAS VEGAS – September 3, 2014 – Today, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) launched a partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer Zipcar’s car sharing service to students, faculty and staff on campus, as well as community members. Two vehicles, a Toyota Prius and Ford Focus, are available for use by the hour or the day, providing a convenient and cost-saving alternative to car ownership.

Aug 27, 2014
Partnership with City of Palo Alto put Zipcars in city-owned parking lots, making getting around in a car more sustainable, cost effective and convenient

SAN FRANCISCO (August 27, 2014) – Zipcar and the City of Palo Alto have partnered to expand car sharing in the city with the addition of 10 new Zipcars at four city-owned parking facilities within the Downtown Parking Assessment District.  Zipcar currently has more than 50 vehicles on the campus of Stanford University, where it has operated since 2011, and more than 1,400 vehicles in the greater Bay Area region.

Aug 25, 2014
Zipcar and University of California, Davis support largest planned zero net energy community, West Village, with a sustainable transportation option for residents and students 18+

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – August 25, 2014 – Zipcar today announced the introduction of a 2014 Honda Fit battery electric vehicle (EV), located at The University of California, Davis’(UC Davis)  West Village, the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States. In the course of a year, the community is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes. The low-carbon electric vehicle is designed to help address one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions – vehicle usage.

Aug 5, 2014
No garage, no problem as residents have “wheels when they want them” through two Zipcars parked onsite

SEATTLE (August 5, 2014) – As residents open the doors to their new apartments in the heart of the Rainier Valley, there’s one less key on their keychain. That’s because this new transit-oriented development doesn’t have a parking garage. Instead, it features Zipcar, whose car sharing service enables residents to reserve and drive a car by the hour, paying for it only when they use it.

Aug 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 5, 2014) – AARP’s 38 million members now have access to cost-effective and convenient ‘wheels when you want them’ at an exclusively discounted annual rate, thanks to a new agreement with Zipcar, the world’s leading membership-based car sharing network.

Jul 3, 2014
25 Organizations Receive $200,000 in cash & Zipcar credit to help improve communities across the U.S.

BOSTON – July 3, 2014 – Zipcar today announced the final results of its “Communities with Drive” campaign, powered by Ford Motor Company. The goal of the national program was to seek and reward organizations that are having a profound impact on the communities in which they operate. Based on the results of more than 15,000 votes via Facebook, the Grand Prize Winner is Anjellicle Cats Rescue of New York.

Jun 11, 2014
Zipcar’s expansion makes wide variety of vehicles available by the hour or day to more residents, visitors and businesses throughout Chicago’s surrounding communities

CHICAGO (June 11, 2014) – Zipcar has expanded availability of its car sharing offering: a smart, affordable, and convenient alternative to car ownership, to residents, students, businesses and visitors of multiple surrounding communities of Chicago. With today’s addition of a Ford Focus Sedan named “Windycity” and a Mazda 3 named “Malawi” in Highland Park, Zipcar is now available in more than a dozen suburbs of Chicago, offering a wide variety of vehicles available by the hour or the day, with gas, insurance and 180 free miles per day.


May 2, 2014
New service blends convenience of one-way trips with reliability of parking in a reserved spot at the drop-off location

BOSTON - May 2, 2014 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing company, today announced “Zipcar ONE>WAY,” a new service that will enable members to take point-to-point trips within cities, and to and from select airport locations. The new service, currently being tested and slated to launch in select markets later this year, will exclusively feature the Honda Fit, the fun-to-drive, fuel-efficient and versatile subcompact that is small enough to zip in and around cities, yet large enough to comfortably fit up to five people and their gear.

Apr 30, 2014
Six GO stations to provide integrated transportation network for added convenience and efficiency

TORONTO – April 30, 2014 - In an effort to provide sustainable and seamless transportation options, Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Metrolinx, Ontario’s regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, have teamed up to add six Zipcars that will be located on three GO Transit lines. The new locations will provide an integrated transit network for residents, businesses and visitors in the region, allowing Zipcar members to combine GO Transit and Zipcar trips for affordable, convenient and efficient transportation.

Apr 24, 2014
Transportation aggregator further expands national coverage with addition of leading car sharing company, Zipcar.

Boston, MA--April 24, 2014: Today RideScout, the technology platform revolutionizing how people find and use ground transportation, announced a national partnership with Zipcar, the “wheels when you want them” car sharing network, as well as app optimization in the Boston Metro Area with 24/7 ride options now available.

Apr 15, 2014
National contest seeks non-profits that are profoundly impacting their communities for chance at $200,000 in cash and Zipcar credit

BOSTON - April 15, 2014 – Zipcar, Inc. today announced the launch of the “Communities with Drive” program, sponsored by Zipcar and Ford Motor Company. Communities with Drive is a national contest to seek and reward organizations that are having a profound impact on the communities in which they operate.

Mar 26, 2014
Zipcar offers residents and businesses next generation of transportation

BOSTON and HOUSTON, March 26, 2014 – Beginning today, 25 Zipcars are available by the hour or by the day for residents, students, businesses and visitors in the city of Houston. Zipcar’s revolutionary “wheels when you want them” service offers a wide variety of vehicles, from MINI Coopers to pickup trucks, and includes gas, a reserved parking spot, insurance, and 180 miles per day, making it a great option for those looking for convenient and cost-effective transportation.

Jan 28, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR) today announced that Kaye Ceille has been appointed president of Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network. Effective February 1, 2014, Ms. Ceille will replace Mark Norman, who is resigning in order to pursue another career opportunity. Mr. Norman will remain at Zipcar through March 1, 2014 in an advisory capacity to assist with the transition.

Jan 27, 2014
Like their elders, youngest generation prioritizes experiences, rejects possessions, gives to the greater good and shares similar vision of the American Dream

BOSTON – January 27, 2014 - Today, Zipcar, Inc., released its fourth annual independent study which examines Millennials’ (18-34 year olds) evolving attitudes towards transportation, technology, and what’s next in their lives compared to older generations. This year’s survey of more than 1,000 U.S. residents revealed that despite Millennials’ differences in the areas of technology and transportation, they are surprisingly similar to older generations on what they value, how they give to the greater good, and key components of their American Dream.

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