Zipcar is a car club network operating right now in some parts of the UK – London, Maidstone, Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol, and in major cities across Europe and North America.
Zipcar is a low-cost and hassle-free alternative to car ownership and conventional car rental, their hourly and daily rates cover your fuel, insurance and even congestion charges. Once you sign up to become a member, you can start to enjoy the convenience and benefits it brings, and the process is quite simple too:
Zipcar have a selection of meticulously-maintained cars and vans parked around your local area, all you need to do is download the zipcar app, which you need to locate and unlock your car, choose your preferred make and model of car, locate your car and off you go. You pay only for the length of time you have the car and when you have finished, you simply return it to the same parking spot.
We think this is a great idea and we use zipcar regularly for our business. It keeps our costs down and we see it as an eco-friendly way of getting to places that are too far to walk or cycle to.
You can see how often we use the zipcar service every week here in London: