Press Releases

In this section of the Zipcar press center, you'll find our news releases. The releases are listed in chronological order and are archived by year.

2013 Archives

Nov 21, 2013
Zipcar report shows Britain continues to embrace a "pay-as-you-live" lifestyle – using hundreds of pounds in savings to help offset rising food and energy bills

Following years of austerity and recession, exclusive research by Zipcar UK – the country’s leading pay-as-you-drive car club – has highlighted how cash savvy Britons could pocket £12.4bn in savings by embracing the "pay-as-you-live" economy and shunning traditional ownership of good and services.

Nov 14, 2013
Capital car insurance costs £4.33 per hour of car use vs. £2.21 in rest of UK

London car owners are paying a hidden insurance levy, with the average car in the capital costing £500 more to insure per year than the rest of the UK, according to latest research from Zipcar, the UK’s largest pay-as-you-drive network.

At £1,170 per year on average, insuring a car in the capital works out 75% higher and costs £4.33 for every hour the car is typically in use, compared to £2.21 outside of London.

Jul 22, 2013
Successful pilot scheme saves over £500k annually and secures partnership between LBC and leading pay-as-you-drive car network

Zipcar, the UK’s largest pay-as-you-drive car network, today announces a partnership with Croydon Council to provide a car club service to council employees. The agreement follows a competitive tender on the back of an initial pilot scheme, which saw Zipcar and Croydon Council achieve significant reductions in the council’s car usage, CO2 emissions, and overall travel costs.

May 21, 2013
1.2 million unnecessary cars blight the roads during peak times <br> If you live near school – ‘walk don’t school-run’

British parents are clocking up a colossal £51.2 million1 bill each year taxiing their children less than one mile to school, according to new research from Zipcar, the pay-as-drive car club. That’s a phenomenal 1.2 million2 extra cars on the roads during peak hours every week day. The eye watering cost is enough money to fund 47 primary schools3 for an entire year.

May 14, 2013
City cars lead the way in 2013 fleet strategy

Zipcar, the UK’s largest pay-as-you-drive car network, today announces a range of new models to its fleet of over 1,500 cars and vans in the UK.

Apr 30, 2013
New report lays down blueprint for start-up success

New research by Zipcar, the UK’s largest pay-as-you-drive car network, commissioned with national campaign StartUp Britain, finds that 54% of British start-ups are clubbing together to share core business functions with other businesses. Over half (55%) identified sharing resources with other businesses as ‘essential’ to business survival.

Apr 4, 2013

What do breast implants, a live frog and a birthing pool have in common? No, they’re not props for the forthcoming Hangover 3 film - they are, in fact, amongst the strangest items to have been left behind in car club vehicles. The research was based on data from Zipcar, which provides thousands of pay-as-you-drive vehicles to drivers across the UK. In the last year alone, the UK’s largest car club has logged more than 5,300 items of lost property. Topping the most bizarre chart are:

Feb 5, 2013
Save time and money in a few clicks with Zipcar’s new Business Calculator

Zipcar, the UK’s largest pay-as-you-drive car network, today launches its Business Calculator; a tool enabling companies of all sizes to better understand their current transport usage patterns, assess the costs involved and identify associated administrative time.

Jan 2, 2013
  • Combined company will be the global leader in car sharing and mobility solutions.
  • Combination expected to produce $50-70 million in annual synergies.
  • Transaction targeted to close in spring 2013.
  • Avis Budget re-affirms its prior estimates of full-year 2012 results

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