Zipcar to Expand Zipvan Cargo Van Service Across North America

Zipcar Inc. announced Aug. 21 plans to expand the company's Zipvan cargo van service across North America.

Zipcar is launching the Zipvan service in Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Portland, Ore. effective immediately, and will roll out the service to its remaining metro markets in North America over the next 12 months.

Zipvan started in London and today accounts for more than 10% of Zipcar's UK operation. The service was expanded to North America as a pilot program in November 2011, and has been well received by Zipcar members in the pilot markets of San FranciscoChicago, Toronto, Boston and Washington, D.C., with more than 12,000 Zipvan trips taken to date, the company reports.

Through the Zipvan service, Zipcar offers Ford E-150 full-size cargo vans with up-front seats and more than 230 cubic feet of cargo space, which allows members to transport items too bulky for ordinary vehicles. The vans are available for hourly or daily use, and rates include gas, insurance, roadside assistance and up to 180 miles of driving per day.

For more information, visit


  1. CarShare Directory [ August 22, 2012 @ 04:34PM ]

    Find carsharing in a city near you over at the CarShare Directory.

Comment On This Story

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

Trends Moving the Truck Market

Storylines that emerged from the 2018 Work Truck Show include the increasing need for on-site productivity, inclusion of active safety systems in trucks, DPF frustrations affecting product decisions, data management, and the growing link between fleet management and company revenue.

MIT Study Reinforces the Newfound Importance of Fleet

Uber and Lyft drivers make far less when factoring vehicle expenses, though the actual numbers are now in dispute. A proper lifecycle cost analysis would’ve helped, and shows the benefit of collaboration with fleet professionals.

What a Connected Fleet Means to Avis (and Car Rental)

Counter bypass is just the beginning. The promise of a “data-driven ecosystem” that connects renters with the rental agency, retail services, and even the city is a better managed fleet, an improved user experience, and new revenue opportunities during the rental itself.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.