February 21, 2018 6:47 AM 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, Iceland, 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 in the United States and Costa Rica. 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

Phone:

617-995-4231

Fax:

617-995-4300

Key Executives for Zipcar, Inc.

President
Vice President of Technology
Division Counsel
Vice President of Product & Experience
Director of Global Member Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Zipcar, Inc. Key Developments

Zipcar Presents at ULI Europe Annual Conference, Jan-30-2018 through Jan-31-2018

Zipcar Presents at ULI Europe Annual Conference, Jan-30-2018 through Jan-31-2018. Venue: Grand Hyatt, Berlin, Germany. Presentation Date & Speakers: Jan-31-2018, Robin Chase, Co-founder.

Zipcar Announces the Launch of Car Sharing Service in Reykjavik, Iceland

Zipcar announced the launch of its car sharing service in Reykjavik, Iceland. This marks the first major city launch for the brand in the Nordic countries. Zipcar’s expansion to Reykjavik brings car sharing to even more consumers who want access to a car in and around the city without the cost and hassle of ownership. The company has launched its popular round-trip car sharing service in Reykjavik to provide consumers with access to Zipcars in the city which can be picked up from a designated parking bay and then returned to the same location. Members will have access to a range of vehicles including Hyundai’s i10 and Nissan’s Leaf EV for shopping or seeing family and friends without having to worry about the costs of fuel, insurance or parking charges.

Zipcar Announces Launch of its Service in Costa Rica

Zipcar announced the launch of its service in Costa Rica. This marks the first launch in Latin America for the brand. Zipcar’s expansion to Costa Rica brings car sharing to even more consumers who want access to a car without the cost and hassle of ownership. Twenty Zipcars are now available for reservation by the hour or by the day in easily accessible locations throughout San Jose, Heredia and Alajuela. The vehicles are parked in designated spots for convenient pick-up and drop-off and can be reserved in seconds on Zipcar’s mobile app. The Zipcar Costa Rica fleet features a variety of makes and models, including a Toyota Yaris great for a weekend getaway, a Ford Figo to zip around town or a Toyota Rav 4 for a trip to the grocery store. Each reservation includes gas and insurance, making it a great option for those looking for ways to save money on the high cost of car ownership.

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