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San Francisco Evaluates Carsharing Parking Program

The city of San Francisco is reconsidering the number of parking spaces it will reserve for carsharing companies.

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Zipcar Names New President

Tracey Zhen has been appointed as Zipcar’s president. Zhen replaces Kaye Ceille, who has been named managing director of Avis Budget Australia and New Zealand.

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Zipcar Launches in Breckenridge

Zipcar has partnered with the city of Breckenridge, Colo., to bring seven of its carsharing vehicles for residents, businesses, and visitors.

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Zipcar Launches in Baton Rouge

Zipcar will have four carsharing vehicles available throughout the downtown area of Baton Rouge, La.

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Zipcar Study Reveals Urbanites’ Attitudes on Autonomous Cars

In Zipcar’s latest Urbanite Study, two in five urbanite respondents plan to sell their cars, while 83% of respondents believe automated cars will be on streets in their lifetime.

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Zipcar to Offer Free Vehicles on Election Night

Zipcar will make over 7,000 vehicles free for its members to use on election night. Select vehicles will be free from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. to encourage members to #DRIVEtheVOTE.

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Zipcar to Launch Bike-Share Service at Universities

Working with Zagster, a provider of campus bike-sharing, Zipcar plans to launch Zipbike, the first national sponsored bike-share program for universities.

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Zipcar Starts Floating Carsharing Service in Brussels

Zipcar has launched its new free-floating car-sharing service in Brussels, Belgium. This marks the seventh country launch for the brand in Europe.

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Zipcar Exceeds Million Member Milestone

As a result of Zipcar's global membership in eight countries, more than 413,000 vehicles are not on city streets.

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Zipcar Study Finds Fewer Personal Cars on College Campuses

The Zipcar and University of California, Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center study found that carsharing programs enable 30% of students who live on campus to leave their cars at home.

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Zipcar to Provide Bike, Ski, Surf Racks on Vehicles

By partnering with Yakima Products Inc., Yakima’s StreamLine base rack system will be added to more than 150 Zipcar vehicles in 17 U.S. and Canadian markets.

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Zipcar Uses Facial Recognition for Instant Membership

Zipcar’s "selfie software" will verify a member by matching a driver’s license with facial recognition technology. Through the mobile app, members can now sign up, join, and drive a Zipcar without needing a Zipcard.

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Zipcar Offered Free Rides to Pokemon Go Players

Last Thursday, Zipcar offered free rides for Pokemon Go players in Boston.

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Zipcar Launches Service on Cape Cod

Partnering with the Cape Code Regional Transit Authority, Zipcar will offer two of its carsharing vehicles at the Hyannis Transportation Center. It also added two vehicles in Falmouth, Mass.

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Zipcar Increases Fleet at Atlanta Transit Stations

Zipcar and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) system have partnered to add Zipcar’s carsharing service to four new stations.

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Zipcar ‘Drives Equality Forward' in Pride Month

For Pride month, Zipcar is partnering with GLADD and local LGBTQ organizations to raise awareness and support. Zipcar donates $1 for every reservation on its branded Pride cars.

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Zipcar to Launch Floating Carsharing Service in Brussels

Zipcar has announced it will launch a floating carsharing service in Brussels starting in September. This service will allow members to pick up and drop off a Zipcar at any location within a set geographical area.

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Zipcar Customers Can Extend Reservations Indefinitely

Zipcar has launched a suite of new mobility features, including using vehicles for either one-way or round trip, changing drop-off spot as plans change during a trip, and extending reservations indefinitely.

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Zipcar Launches in Central Florida

Zipcar’s carsharing service is now available in the cities of Orlando and Winter Park. The 12-car fleet features a Dodge Caravan named “Minnie” and a Ford Focus Hatchback named “Beauty.”

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Zipcar Adds Santa's Sleigh to Fleet

Named after each of Santa's reindeer, Zicpar will add a "sleigh" to its fleet in eight U.S. cities from Dec. 23-28. Each sleigh is a Christmas-themed Ford Focus that comes with candy, Santa hats and Christmas music.

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