Zipcar Expands Van Sharing to Chicago

Zipcar expanded its “Zipvan” pilot program — the cargo portion of its fleet — to Chicago, making available the Ford E-150 full-size cargo vans to members.

Fifteen vans will be available at nine different Zipcar locations throughout Chicago including the Zipcar pods in Lakeview, Wrigleyville, West Loop, Chinatown and the South Loop.

Starting at $15.75 per hour and $109 per day — including gas, parking, insurance and roadside assistance — the vans will be available to customers for hourly and daily use. Small businesses and nonprofits will be able to take advantage of the low rates to reduce their costs in transporting materials.

Each cargo van includes two front seats and more than 230 cubic feet of cargo space — equivalent to that of a queen-size mattress.

“The new on-demand cargo vans will be a welcome addition to the variety of pick-up trucks and SUVs we already offer as part of the Zipcar Chicago fleet, and should come in handy for city residents planning to move apartments or for local businesses that need to move large or bulky items, or transport goods and supplies,” said Charles Stephens, general manager of Zipcar Chicago.

After first launching in San Francisco, the van-sharing service has also been expanded to Boston and Washington, D.C. Click here to read more.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Auto Manufacturers: Mobility Disruptors or Fleet Providers?

Maven’s Alex Keros shares insights into evolving smart mobility business models and new opportunities with fleet management.

What is Your Time Worth?

Personal observations of retail and travel transactions reveal just how much a consumer’s time is worth today, and how increasingly intolerant we are of inefficient transactions.

Safeguarding Your Business with Brokers

While the high-profile bankruptcy of Atlas Choice has left many car rental companies wary of working with brokers, rental companies can take steps to protect themselves and ensure a productive relationship.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>