Zipcar Brings Car Sharing Service to Austin
Posted on April 27, 2012
Zipcar has brought its car-sharing network to the city of Austin, Texas. Zipcar will launch in Austin with 40 vehicles, including hybrids, hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs and pickup trucks. Vehicles will be located throughout downtown Austin and on the University of Texas at Austin's main campus and west campus.
Mark Norman, Zipcar president and COO, said in a statement, "With the flexibility, reliability and convenience that Zipcar offers, along with our variety of fun and functional vehicle choices, Zipcar members in Austin now have more options to meet their transportation needs. Whether they want to visit Lake Travis, go on a road trip to New Braunfels, run an errand at Home Depot or attend a business meeting, Zipcar gives our members the option to drive what, when, where and how they want."
Zipcar hourly and daily rates include gas, reserved parking spots, insurance, roadside assistance and up to 180 miles of driving per day. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour. Rates on all vehicles start as low as $7 per hour and $66 per day (24 hours).