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March 29, 2015 9:28 PM ET

Road and Rail

Company Overview of Zipcar, Inc.

Company Overview

Zipcar, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a car sharing network. It provides self-service vehicles that are located in reserved parking spaces throughout the neighborhoods where they live and work to its members. The company offers its solutions to individuals, universities, businesses, and government agencies. It provides services with in various metropolitan areas college campuses in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Austria, as well as in Paris, France. Zipcar, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As of March 14, 2013, Zipcar, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc.

25 First Street

4th Floor

Cambridge, MA 02141

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Zipcar, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer
Age: 52
Vice President of Sales & Operations
President of Zipcar Europe
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Zipcar, Inc. Key Developments

Zipcar Launches Service in Madrid

Zipcar, Inc. expanded its footprint in Spain by launching its service in Madrid, under the Avancar brand. The expansion builds on the success of the existing Avancar service which has been available in Barcelona since 2005. Zipcar's launch in Madrid widens its global network, giving its more than 870,000 members access to even more vehicles around the world. The expansion to Madrid will provide members with a flexible and cost-effective alternative transportation solution in Europe's seventh-largest city.

Zipcar Provides the Convenience of Car Sharing to Jet-Setting Southwest Airlines Employees

Zipcar announced partnership with Southwest Airlines to provide Zipcar memberships to nearly 45,000 Southwest and AirTran employees. With access to a Zipcar membership and discounted driving rates Monday through Friday, airline crews will now have the freedom of wheels on the ground when their flights touch down. Additionally, employees will have access to the convenience of car sharing in all Zipcar cities around the globe, including Dallas, where Southwest is headquartered and Zipcar launched this September. The Southwest partnership will further enable Zipcar to expand its membership base while highlighting a valuable use-case for businesses whose employees need access to cars by the hour or day. To further support this partnership, Zipcar added a variety of vehicles at 27 hotels nationwide and will be looking to expand this program in the coming months. These locations will give Southwest and AirTran crew members the ability to explore their stop-over city or run errands while on a layover. Further, all Zipsters across the country traveling to these hotels will have increased access to convenient and cost-effective car sharing with more wheels in more places.

US General Services Administration Selects Zipcar for Car Sharing Program

Zipcar announced that US General Services Administration's, or GSA, Federal Acquisition Service has selected Zipcar as a vendor to be awarded a blanket purchase agreement as a car sharing provider for federal government employees in Boston, Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. The GSA looked at a wide range of car sharing options as part of a pilot program to help federal agencies reduce costs, improve service and optimize their use of vehicles. Zipcar was perceived to be a viable solution to further GSA's goal of saving money by providing simple and cost-effective transportation and eliminating the need to manage large fleets. The new program will provide access to Zipcar's wide variety of vehicle makes and models to federal government employees who are currently or will become Zipcar members in these cities. Municipalities including Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Ore. and Washington, D.C., among others, have reported significant savings due to efficiencies created by Zipcar's government and FastFleet programs. Businesses can also benefit from Zipcar's presence through the Zipcar for Business program that offers discounted driving rates Monday through Friday. The Zipcar for Business program helps businesses save money, further their environmental sustainability efforts and reduce parking requirements by providing employee members with access to Zipcars where they live, work and travel.

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