Zipcar to Offer Free Vehicles on Election Night

Photo courtesy of Zipcar
Photo courtesy of Zipcar

Zipcar has announced that it will make over 7,000 vehicles — across the U.S. — free to use on election night to encourage its members to get out and vote.

Select vehicles will be free from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 8 in all Zipcar markets, including hundreds of U.S. cities and towns and over 500 college campuses.

Zipcar members can reserve a vehicle starting on Nov. 4 for those select evening hours and are encouraged to carpool to #DRIVEtheVOTE. Zipcar selected the evening hours on election night to ensure that members who need to zip to the polls during the last few hours have free and easy access to transportation, according to the company.

"At Zipcar, we know our community of Zipsters is actively engaged in civic affairs and passionate about issues, but may also need quick and easy access to transportation in order to vote,” said Andrew Daley, Zipcar’s vice president of marketing. “We decided to do our part to #DRIVEtheVOTE by making cars free. Regardless of political affiliation or sentiment, we believe that voting is a civic duty, and we want to ensure that access to transportation isn't a barrier to casting a ballot."

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

Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

2017: Fleet Mix Will Be Paramount

Car rental companies are migrating to vehicle segments with better residual values, though not without bumps in the road.

Auto Rental Summit: Five Trend Lines

Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.