Zipcar Overview

Zipcar is the world’s largest pay-as-you-drive car club with over 850,000 members and more than 10,000 vehicles in urban areas across the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Spain and Austria.

WHAT IS ZIPCAR?

  • Zipcar is the world’s largest pay-as-you-drive car club with over 850,000 members and more than 10,000 vehicles in urban areas across the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Spain and Austria
  • With a fleet of over 1,500 vehicles in the UK, Zipcar operates in London, Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford as well as having local authority partnerships in Kent and Surrey
  • London is the largest Zipcar network in the UK, with a wide variety of vehicles across many London boroughs
  • Zipcar is part of a smarter transport system, complementing public transport and reducing congestion by taking cars off the road
  • Zipcar is car ownership in the 21st century – cheap, less hassle and good for the environment
  • The Zipcar model encourages positive collaboration and a sense of community – the success of the business is based on this
  • Zipcar offers members a dozen models in the UK, including: VW Polos, Golfs, Tourans, the Audi A3 and vans
  • The Zipcar mobile app for iPhone and Android makes booking a car easy: Find and reserve Zipcars in minutes. You can even honk the horn to locate your car and unlock the doors
  • Annual membership costs £59.50 and rates start at just £6 per hour
  • With Zipcar there are no fixed costs: Zipcar takes care of insurance, road tax, maintenance, roadside assistance and the congestion charge in London. All reservations include 40 miles of fuel per day

TOP ZIPCAR FACTS

  • 4.6 million Londoners are within a 10 min walk of a Zipcar
  • Did you know, there are 10 times more Zipcar locations than there are Starbucks in London?
  • The typical Zipcar member saves £3,162 per year, or £264 per month compared to owning their own vehicle
  • Car clubs are leading to a reduction in the number of cars on the road:
  • 33 per cent of members have reduced the number of vehicles in their house since joining
  • 26 per cent of members report that they have deferred the planned purchase of a car
  • 67 per cent of members are less likely to purchase a car in the next few years
  • Car club members drive significantly less than the average London license holder
  • They are also high consumers of sustainable modes of transport:
    • 70 per cent use a bus at least once a week
    • 33 per cent cycle at least once a week
  • Car club vehicles emit 20 per cent less CO2 per km than average vehicles

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