Z is for Zipcars Can Replace Your Car

Consider driving a Zipcar. Zipcars are a car-sharing program that allow you to drive without car ownership. Zipcars are starting to make a difference: Every Zipcar replaces an estimated 15 privately-owned vehicle. From an environmental standpoint, this reduces reliance on fossil fuels.

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33 comments

Robin G.
robin g6 years ago

As a big city walker, and a fan of public transportation, I very rarely need to use a car. But when I do, I use Zipcar. The hassle of waiting on line to do all of the paperwork that's required to rent a car is done only once - then any time you need the car, you just reserve one and go and get it without any hassle. And reserving it can mean that when you decide on a whim that you want to use one, you can reserve it a minute before you go to get it. you can't get easier or more energy efficient that that!

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Janice D.
Past Member 7 years ago

What is the benefits of having zipcars anyway??

dog ear problems

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Beng Kiat Low
low beng kiat7 years ago

Thanks.

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johan l.
paul l7 years ago

What a fantastic idea!
I am sure the car dealerships would not be impressed though!

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Courtney S.
Courtney S7 years ago

I really wish we had this out in the suburbs. Oh, well, I'll stick to riding my bike a few days a week.

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Judeth B.
judeth B7 years ago

Thanks

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Morgan G.
Morgan Getham7 years ago

Not practical for me. $66 (or $72 on weekends) per day is a little too expensive. I can get a car from Enterprise for less than that, and if I use the right credit card the credit card company picks up the insurance. With unlimited mileage instead of only 180 miles.

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Mervi R.
Mervi R7 years ago

Had no idea, thanks for the info!

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Ellinor S.
Ellinor S7 years ago

thank you

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Jennifer M.
Jennifer M7 years ago

I'd never heard about a Zipcar before. Interesting concept, although if you live out in the suburbs like we do, it would be difficult to implement. Sounds best if used in an urban environment. In our type of area, carpooling would no doubt work best. Thanks for the info though!

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