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Zipcar Partners with Dallas for Car Sharing

Zipcar’s global “wheels when you want them” membership service is now available to Dallas residents, businesses, visitors and students. A variety of Zipcars will be parked in easily accessible locations in the Dallas area and are available now for reservation by the hour or by the day as an affordable, convenient and smart transportation option.

Through a pilot program with the city of Dallas, six Zipcars are located in parking spaces in city-owned lots including Pioneer Plaza, Oak Lawn Library and underneath Woodall Rodgers at Lamar Street. An additional 19 Zipcars are also located in the greater Dallas area, including Dallas Love Field Airport, University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University.

The vehicles are parked in designated parking spots for convenient pick-up and stress-free drop off and can be reserved in seconds on Zipcar’s mobile app, online or over the phone. As Zipcar develops in Dallas, more neighborhoods and vehicles will be added in locations based on member feedback.

The Zipcar Dallas fleet features a variety of makes and models, including a Toyota Prius for quick errands around town, a Ford Escape for those that require a little more torque, and a BMW 528i to add some zip to trips. Rates start as low as $8 per hour and $73 per day, and each reservation includes gas, insurance and 180 miles per day, making it a great option for those looking for ways to save money on the high cost of car ownership.

“Zipcar’s convenient and affordable model lets residents have all the benefits of car ownership without the cost and hassles, while helping the city reduce congestion and parking demand,” says Kaye Ceille, president of Zipcar. Local businesses in Dallas can benefit from Zipcar’s presence through the Zipcar for Business (Z4B) program that offers discounted driving rates Monday through Friday.

Zipcar’s launch builds on successful programs at local universities, including the University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University. Zipcar’s network in Texas now includes programs in three of the state’s largest cities; Austin, Houston and Dallas, as well as at universities in Fort Worth and San Antonio. Dallas Zipcar members can reserve and drive any vehicles in these Texas locations or in any one of the hundreds of cities and towns around the world where Zipcar operates.

Apply online at Zipcar.com/dallas.

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