February 20, 2017 7:03 PM ET

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Company Overview of Zipcar, Inc.

Company Overview

Zipcar, Inc. owns and operates a car sharing network. It offers self-service vehicles that are located in reserved parking spaces in neighborhoods, cities, and airports across the globe; and in urban areas and college campuses in Austria, Canada, France, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company also provides a Zipcard that unlocks various cars, trucks, and vans. It offers its solutions to residents, businesses, and universities. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. As of March 14, 2013, Zipcar, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc.

35 Thomson Place

Boston, MA 02210

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Zipcar, Inc.

Vice President of Technology
Director of Human Resources
Vice President of Fleet and Supply Chain
Division Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Zipcar, Inc. Key Developments

Zipcar to Launch in Midtown with Four Vehicles Parked in On-Street Locations on January 23, 2017

Zipcar announced it'll launch in Midtown on Jan. 23 with four vehicles parked in on-street locations.

Zipcar Appoints Tracey Zhen as President

Zipcar announced that Tracey Zhen has been appointed as its president. Ms. Zhen replaces Kaye Ceille, who has been named managing director, Avis Budget Australia and New Zealand. Ms. Zhen’s appointment is effective immediately. Ms. Zhen has nearly two decades of experience in the consumer technology industry, including senior management roles at TripAdvisor and Expedia overseeing business strategy, finance, operations, product development and marketing. At TripAdvisor, Ms. Zhen was vice president and general manager of FlipKey.

Zipcar Announces New Feature Members to Drive One Way from Providence to Boston

Zipcar, announced it has added another new feature to its flexible service, which enables members to drive one way from Providence to Boston and vice versa. The new feature gives members the comfort and control of driving to Boston without the hassle of finding and paying for parking. Six Zipcars in Providence can now go one way to Boston and back. The vehicles are located downtown, as well as T.F. Green Airport and Brown University. Providence-based members can simply reserve a vehicle in the Zipcar app or online up to 30 minutes in advance and choose from over 200 reserved parking locations in Boston for drop-off. Reservations are $5 per half-hour and include gas, maintenance and insurance. Additional benefits of the new feature include: Ability to change the drop-off location mid-trip Set the end location for the North End and switch it to Back Bay at the last minute. More than 200 end locations in Boston, including Logan Airport.One-way vehicles can also be used for short trips within Providence Pick up a vehicle at Brown University and drop it off downtown, or pick up one downtown and drop it off at T.F. Green Airport.Unlimited reservation extensions Continue the trip for as long as needed right in the app.

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