Zipcar Now Offers Monthly Membership Plan

Zipcar Inc. has announced a new plan that gives members the option to pay for membership on a monthly basis for its "wheels when you want them" service.

Based on feedback from two test cities, Zipcar is now rolling out the monthly membership option to nearly all U.S. and Canadian Zipcar markets.

"A hallmark of our experience has always been flexibility — from the variety of our vehicles to multiple usage plans designed to fit our members' needs,” said Brian Harrington, Zipcar’s chief marketing officer. “The new monthly membership plan is an extension of this commitment, and a great fit for our members' who are accustomed to paying monthly for other services from mobile phones to gyms. This also lowers the upfront cost to join, making it even easier for new members to get behind the wheel and experience what Zipcar is all about."

According to Zipcar, the new membership plan costs $6 per month (plus the standard $25 application fee for new members). If desired, existing Zipcar members can switch to the monthly plan on their yearly renewal date.

Membership gives access to Zipcar's network of more than 10,000 vehicles, including 30 makes and models ranging from the Honda Insight hybrid to utility vehicles like the Ford Escape and Ford E-150 cargo vans to luxury vehicles such as the BMW 3-Series and Audi Q5, says Zipcar.

For more information, visit

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.