Zipcar Fuels Smart, Simple Living in America's Finest City; Expands Car Sharing in San Diego

   Zipcar Fuels Smart, Simple Living in America's Finest City; Expands Car
                             Sharing in San Diego

Company makes wide variety of vehicles available by the hour or day, giving
residents and businesses access to convenient, cost effective and flexible

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2013

BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Beginning today, Zipcars will be
available by the hour or by the day for residents, students, businesses and
visitors in San Diego. The service offers a smart, affordable and convenient
alternative to car ownership for savvy consumers; an alternative to pricey
fleet vehicles for businesses; and a fun and flexible option for people who
need occasional access to a different type of car, such as convertible,
hybrid, pickup or SUV. With gas, insurance, 180 free miles per day included in
the simple fee, Zipcar offers residents and businesses transportation without


Nearly 50 Zipcars are parked in prime locations throughout downtown San
Diego's neighborhoods such as East Village and Little Italy, including
commercial properties such as the Irvine Company's NBC and Wells Fargo
buildings, as well as at the San Diego International Airport. The vehicles,
which can be reserved from a minute up to a year in advance, are parked in
reserved parking spots ensuring their availability for members. Rates start as
low as $9 per hour and $73 per day (24 hours). Membership information is
available at

"With our wide variety of vehicles, reserved parking spots and advance
reservations, Zipcar is a flexible and reliable option for San Diegans looking
for an alternative -- or supplement -- to car ownership," said Zipcar
President, Mark Norman. "We're thrilled to build on our success in San Diego
by expanding our 'wheels when you want them' service to more people in more

Zipcar already enjoys a strong presence in San Diego as a result of its many
years serving the University of San Diego, San Diego State University, the
University of California, San Diego and Point Loma Nazerene, where thousands
of students, faculty, staff and local residents have come to rely on the
availability, consistency and cost savings of Zipcar's service. Zipcar's
service in California now stretches from San Diego to San Francisco, extending
the benefits of membership to people who live in San Diego but travel to other
cities in California for work or play.

The expanded service area also includes a wide variety of vehicles. For
families who need a little more space for getaways to places like the San
Diego Zoo, Zipcar offers the Ford Focus Hatchback "Shorkey" with room for
five. The Mini Cooper "Maniac" is a great option to get outdoors and visit the
many beaches and state parks in and around the city. The luxury Audi A3 is
perfect for packing the golf clubs and heading to La Jolla and Torrey Pines,
and "Trigger" the Nissan Frontier pickup makes hauling the surfboards a snap.

Employees of local businesses San Diego will benefit from Zipcar's presence
through the Zipcar for Business program that offers discounted driving rates
Monday through Friday. This program helps businesses save money, meet
environmental sustainability goals and reduce parking requirements by
providing their employees with access to Zipcars for business needs and other

Zipcar's car sharing service is a key part of integrated mobility services in
cities around the world, and is the only car sharing model that has been
proven to reduce parking demand, traffic congestion and overall emissions
while also helping to increase public transit ridership, walking and biking.

About Zipcar
Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas
and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom,
Spain and Austria. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service
vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart,
simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation
needs. 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 at


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