Zipcar Launches Membership Pilot Program with No Annual Fee

Zipcar Inc. will introduce a new driving program for weekday rentals without an annual fee in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, according to a company announcement on Jan. 4. 

Zipcars and Zipvans will be available through the Access Plan from Monday through Friday for members to rent starting at $9 an hour or $78 per day in Toronto and $8 an hour or $72 per day in Vancouver. The hourly and daily rates include gas, insurance and limited kilometers per day. 

While there is no annual fee, members are restricted to 125 km per day, weekday rentals and they cannot rent luxury cars.

Features of both plans are compared below.




One-time insurance check fee Toronto ($30)
Vancouver ($25)
Toronto ($30)
Vancouver ($25)
Annual fee $0 $65
Zipcar Monday — Friday Every day
Zipvan Monday — Friday Every day
Daily km allowance 125km 200km
Vehicle access Excludes luxury cars All cars
Hourly / Daily rates Toronto (starting from: $9/$78)
Vancouver (starting from: $8/$72)
Toronto (starting from: $9/$78) Vancouver (starting from: $8/$72)
Gas/Insurance Included Included

Access Plan members can still upgrade to Zipcar's existing membership plan if they need more traveling options.

“The Access Plan offers full entry to our entire network during weekdays without committing to an annual fee,” said Scott Griffith, chairman and CEO of Zipcar. “This new plan also gives renewing Zipsters a new option if they are infrequent drivers but prefer to keep their membership active without an annual fee.”

For more information on the Access Plan, visit

Related news: Avis Budget Group to Acquire Zipcar

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