Zipcar Electrifies Sacramento With Addition of 2014 Honda Fit Electric Vehicle at UC Davis

Zipcar Electrifies Sacramento With Addition of 2014 Honda Fit Electric Vehicle
at UC Davis

Zipcar and University of California, Davis Support Largest Planned Zero Net
Energy Community, West Village, With a Sustainable Transportation Option for
Residents and Students 18+

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zipcar today announced
the introduction of a 2014 Honda Fit battery electric vehicle (EV), located at
The University of California, Davis'(UC Davis) West Village, the largest
planned zero net energy community in the United States. In the course of a
year, the community is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes. The
low-carbon electric vehicle is designed to help address one of the largest
contributors to carbon emissions – vehicle usage.

"UC Davis and West Village are getting closer and closer to their goal of
creating a zero net energy community, and our convenient, cost-effective and
sustainable transportation option will be a key component," said Zipcar
Sacramento market manager, Chris Witmer."With an all-electric Zipcar
available by the hour, West Village residents can minimize their emissions
without sacrificing their ability to do errands, visit friends or take other

The new Honda Fit EV at UC Davis is located at West Village Square right
across the street from West Village's other Zipcar, a Honda Insight, in front
of "The Hub Market." Both vehicles are available to all Zipcar members ages
18+ for hourly reservations, starting at $8.50 per hour.Zipcar has had
vehicles on campus at UC Davis since 2009. Zipcar has nearly 40 vehicles in
approximately 20 locations throughout the greater Sacramento area.

"As our West Village community reaches net zero building energy use, climate
warming carbon from vehicles in Californiastill accounts for 40 percent of
the carbon we emit," said Dan Sperling, founding director, UC Davis Institute
of Transportation Studies. "Innovations like solar power to help generate the
electricity needed to charge the EV, and fully zero emission car sharing moves
us aggressively toward a sustainable future. Zipcar introduces students to
practical zero emission driving in a more convenient and sustainable model,
saving them thousands of dollars on car payments, insurance and gas as they
can live carless during their college years – and perhaps beyond."

Zipcar is a longstanding pioneer in using advanced vehicle technologies as the
first car sharing company in the United States to introduce electric vehicles,
starting in Boston in 2002, and the first to offer hybrid vehicles through a
partnership with Honda in Seattle in 2003. Today many of Zipcar's vehicles are
among the most fuel-efficient vehicles available on the market, including
hybrids, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and other EPA
SmartWay Certified and LEED Certified cars. 

Zipcar's strong innovative history joined with the West Village community's
commitment to a more sustainable way of living provides Zipcar members with
access to advanced technology and more alternative fuel vehicles to help make
Sacramento a better more convenient place to live and work.

Honda's 2014 Fit EV, based on the popular five-passenger Fit, is rated at a
combined fuel economy of 118 MPGe^1, making it one of the most efficient cars
on the road. When connected to a 240-volt circuit, the Fit EV battery can be
recharged in less than three hours from a low charge indicator illumination
point^2 and has a range of approximately 82 miles^1. For more information or
to join Zipcar please visit

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 vehicle rental services. More information is available at

About UC Davis

UC Davis is a global community of individuals united to better humanity and
our natural world while seeking solutions to some of our most pressing
challenges. Located near the California state capital, UC Davis has more than
34,000 students, and the full-time equivalent of 4,100 faculty and other
academics and 17,400 staff. The campus has an annual research budget of over
$750 million, a comprehensive health system and about two dozen specialized
research centers. The university offers interdisciplinary graduate study and
99 undergraduate majors in four colleges and six professional schools.

About Honda

Based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children," Honda is taking a
portfolio approach to reducing the environmental impact of its products,
advancing fuel efficiency, low emissions and fun-to-drive performance with new
powertrain technologies from its Earth Dreams Technology lineup, which
includes more fuel-efficient engines and transmissions and advanced
electromotive technologies. Honda's alternative-fuel vehicle lineup includes
the Civic Hybrid, the CR-Z hybrid sport coupe and the Accord Hybrid, the most
fuel-efficient 5-passenger sedan in America, as well as the Accord Plug-In
Hybrid and the Civic Natural Gas, the only natural gas-powered passenger car
available from a major automaker in America.

Honda also has announced plans to introduce an all-new fuel cell vehicle to
U.S. customers in 2015, as a successor to the highly advanced FCX
Clarity.According to the U.S. EPA, Honda had the highest fuel economy and
lowest CO2 emissions among all major automotive brands for model year 2012,
the most recent year for which complete data is available.

^1 132/105/118 city/highway/combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent
(MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating
(adjusted).Ratings determined by U.S. EPA.Your MPGe and range will vary
depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle,
battery age/condition, and other factors.For additional information about EPA
ratings, visit

^2From low-charge indicator illumination point to full charge

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         Jennifer Mathews
         Public Relations Manager

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