Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, announced that its global “wheels when you want them” membership service is now available to Ottawa residents, businesses, visitors and students. A variety of Zipcars are now located throughout Ottawa in popular areas such as Centretown, Lowertown and the Glebe. 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, online or over the phone.
The Zipcar Ottawa fleet features a variety of makes and models, including Mini Cooper “Sinatra,” great for a weekend getaway, Volkswagen Golf “Bento” to zip around town or Audi A4 “Babushka” for a business meeting or fancy night out. Each reservation includes gas, insurance and 200km of driving per day, making it a great option for those looking for ways to save money on the high cost of car ownership. Membership information is available at www.zipcar.com/Ontario.
Zipcar’s launch in Ottawa builds on successful programs throughout Ontario. With a large number of Ottawa residents already using Zipcar in other locations, the company was eager to provide members with convenient access to wheels where they live, work and play. Zipcar members can reserve and drive vehicles throughout Ontario or in any one of the hundreds of cities and towns around the world where Zipcar operates as well as at over 50 airports.
Local businesses in Ottawa can benefit from Zipcar’s presence through the Zipcar for Business (Z4B) program that offers discounted driving rates Monday through Friday. The Z4B program helps businesses save money, meet environmental sustainability goals and reduce parking requirements by providing employees with access to Zipcar for business needs and other uses.