Zipcar Inc. the world's leading car-sharing network, announced today that it has expanded to 36 additional college and university campuses this fall, broadening its total presence to more than 250 college and university campuses across North America.
In addition to launching on 36 new campuses, Zipcar previously announced collaboration with Ford Motor Company, which will add 1,000 Focus and Escape vehicles and is providing discounts of $10 off the membership fee up to 100,000 new members, as well as $1 off the hourly rate on the vehicles for up to one million hours.
As part of the alliance, Zipcar and Ford also launched the new "Students with Drive" grant program that will provide student organizations across the country with $300,000 in Zipcar memberships and driving hours to help them accomplish their missions and work in their local communities.
Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of vehicles for use by the hour or day to drivers at an annual membership fee for participating colleges and universities of $25, and rates on the vehicles start as low as $7 per hour and $66 per day, which includes gas, 180 miles of travel per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance.
In addition to its presence on college and university campuses, Zipcar has operations in major metro areas in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Washington D.C. and Vancouver.
Between July and October of 2011, Zipcar launched programs at leading colleges and universities in North America, including:
Bridgewater State University
California State University, Channel Islands
Cleveland State University
Colorado State University
Florida State University
Framingham State College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Humboldt State University
Mississippi State University
Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Idaho
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Mississippi
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Washington, Tacoma
Washington State University
Wayne State University