Tapping the use-don’t-own spirit of the younger lot of today, the nation’s biggest car sharing service – Zipcar – is expanding to 36 new higher education centers in North America. So anyone from any of the 36 colleges will be provided with short term car rentals by Zipcar.
Zipcar’s service is now available at about 250 higher education campuses in North America. Ford should be happy that a thousand of its cars are part of the growing program.
Scott Griffith, chairman and CEO of Zipcar said that the company continues to expand its network across college campuses to help usher in the future of transportation for college and university students.
More than any other demographic group, college students are more predisposed to looking at alternatives to personal car ownership.
Zipcar has recently added its Facebook reservation service with the smartphone reservation apps, and both can be used by thee colleges to reserve a car.
Zipcar has also announced that it would now be a vendor for the Federal government’s Short Term Rental (STR) program. This is the first car-sharing deal in the Federal Government Fleet Program.
With this, Federal government entities have access to Zipcar’s entire fleet of car sharing vehicles throughout the company’s 12 major U.S. markets.
Way to go Zipcar.