City cars lead the way in 2013 fleet strategy

May 14, 2013

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. The new Volkswagen Up!, the innovative Golf VII and the Vauxhall Corsa will bolster the existing range of vehicles available, which include the Audi A3 and the VW Polo. The refresh comes as part of Zipcar’s ongoing investment in member experience, ensuring its members have more choice when it comes to selecting the most suitable vehicle for their needs.

Zipcar provides a simple, low cost and reliable pay-as-you-drive service that complements other modes of transport, providing consumers and businesses with an alternative to city car ownership. Available by the hour, or by the day, the fleet will include a higher proportion of automatic and compact city cars than in previous years, reflecting a growing demand amongst existing Zipcar members for an easy, affordable and convenient urban mobility option.

With an average vehicle age of eleven months, Zipcar vehicles have the most up–to-date technologies and environmental credentials. Sustainability is a central pillar of the fleet plan, which already includes vehicles with best-in-class emissions ratings.

David Cruickshank, Head of Fleet, Zipcar Europe, comments: "Zipcar is urban mobility for the 21st century – cheaper, less hassle and better for the environment than owning a vehicle. We are committed to providing a first-class driving experience to our member community. Choice, quality, affordability and convenience are at the heart of this."

About Zipcar

Zipcar UK is part of Zipcar Inc., the world's largest pay-as-you-drive car club with operations in urban areas across the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Spain and Austria. In the UK, Zipcar operates in London, Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford and has local authority partnerships in Kent and Surrey. Zipcar members benefit from: 40 miles of fuel, insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance, road tax and the Congestion Charge when travelling in London. Zipcar offers a dozen models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a global leader in car sharing and vehicle rental services. More information is available here.