About Us

You say tomato, we say too many cars on the road…
(Also known as the story of Zipcar.)


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Team Zipcar sporting our colors at an annual bike race to raise money for cancer research.

It's been more than a decade since our founders sat in a café and decided to bring the European car-sharing idea to North America. Once the wheels were in motion, it was only a matter of time before some major changes helped grow a little car-sharing company into the world's leading car-sharing network. Today, thanks to cool technology, a member-driven user experience, and an amazing team of hands-on car sharing enthusiasts, we are redefining the way this generation thinks about alternative transportation.

we are redefining the way people think about transportation.

Car sharing seems like a simple enough idea, but there's a reason that Zipcar has become the leader for cars on demand—we took a simple concept to new heights. It's not just about fewer cars, less congestion and less pollution (though we're not complaining), it's about understanding why those things are a problem, and finding sustainable solutions. We're idea people acknowledging that this is something bigger than all of us, something that can take over the world (literally) if we're smart about it. And it's not just a theory. We have the industry's gold standard service, allowing our members 24/7 access to thousands of cars around the globe. We're working daily to take things to the next level, and we're not slowing down anytime soon.

We're not horn tooters, more like ambassadors for change. Zipcar isn't just about the concept of car sharing; it's about the people who make it a reality: a team that works hard, members who believe, and organizations that are making conscious decisions for the future. We're gonna keep doing what we're doing, looking for ways to make car sharing easier, faster, and better. We're not trying to rule the world, just trying to give regular people—young and old, business types and family types—the freedom to live life. We have a team that is dedicated, members who are loyal, and a world that is poised for change. It's lofty, but we're not stopping until a whole generation asks, "Congestion ...? You mean allergies?" Yup, we think it will go that far.

Think your city is ready? Ready to start your own revolution? We welcome your questions and comments.
Drop us a line.

did you know?

Our San Francisco fleet has a plug-in electric hybrid that can zip over 100 miles per gallon. 
It took 2 years to get the first 1,000 Zipcar members. Today it takes a few days. 
Every Zipcar in our fleet of thousands has its own unique name. 
You can fit 33,000 IKEA meatballs in a MINI (yes, we tried once). 
Zipcar's lineup includes more than 50 makes and models. 
Zipcar's 2002 fleet included 5 electric cars.