Green Benefits

This idea is bigger than all of us…

Imagine a world with one million fewer cars on the road. We do. Every day we are working towards a place with less dependence on personally-owned vehicles. Why? Because it matters. Less cars on the road means less congestion, less pollution, less dependence on oil, and cleaner, fresher air to breathe. Some people don't believe it's possible for car clubs to have such a huge impact.

Here's a quick checklist of the facts so you can see for yourself.

Fewer cars. Way Fewer.

Each and every Zipcar takes 6 personally-owned vehicles off the road. Multiply that by the thousands of cars in our fleet and you've got a really big number.

The sharing movement.

10% of the population is expected to adopt car clubs as their primary mode of transportation. Why buy the car if you can get the fuel for free?

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Driving smarter.

After joining Zipcar, 60% of our members drove less than 1,000 miles per year. That adds up to more than 121 million liters of crude oil left in the ground—or 829 liters saved per Zipcar member.

More green space.

What would the world look like if everybody shared cars instead of owned them? Save paradise and tear down that parking lot.

We pride ourselves—and our members—on redefining what green looks like. We're not one kind of person, or a specific group of people. Everyone's jumping on board.

Ready to make an impact? Let's get you started

*The Carplus Annual Report 2010-11
**The Carplus Annual Report 2011-2012