Partnering with Ford Motor Co., Zipcar has extended its car sharing services to 40 new U.S. college campuses this fall. Currently, Zipcar is now serving more than 400 campuses in North America with a variety of vehicles, says the company.
"Zipcar continues to be the leading choice for universities looking for a convenient and sustainable transportation option that gives students affordable wheels when they want them," said Kaye Ceille, Zipcar president. "From offering the latest vehicles from Ford, to training hundreds of students with real-world skills through brand ambassador programs, to working collaboratively with parking and transportation leaders to solve campus problems, Zipcar benefits the whole campus."
In addition to the new universities, Zipcar has lowered the membership eligibility to students as young as 18 years old at nearly all existing campuses.
"Zipcar's car-sharing model complements the sustainability mission of the university and the shift towards using alternative forms of transportation," said Mary Ellen Mallia, director of environmental sustainability at the University at Albany. "The University at Albany is delighted to partner with Zipcar to provide a quality car-sharing service, which will enable our students to break free from the requirements of vehicle ownership."
With its alliance with Ford, Zipcar is able to offer participating universities Zipcar membership discounts, reduced driving rates, as well as the latest Ford vehicles.
Some of Zipcar’s newly launched university programs in 2014 include: Central Washington University, Colorado Christian University, Concordia University, Florida Atlantic University, Grand Canyon University, Long Island University, Minnesota State University, Missouri State University, Northern Illinois University, Ohio University, Pepperdine University, Texas Southern and University of Arizona.
For a full list of universities with Zipcar vehicles, visit www.zipcar.com/universities.