Thursday, January 3, 2013
The car rental giant will purchase the Cambridge-based car share company for $500 million. Are you worried Avis will change Zipcar for the worse? Or do you think the move make sense?
Car rental giant Avis will buy local car-sharing service Zipcar for $500 million. Avis and Zipcar both said the car sharing company will remain in the area (Zipcar has plans to move from Cambridge to the Boston Seaport), and that the start-up culture remains an important aspect of Zipcar. Zipcar users are famously loyal and protective of their service, which allows users to rent cars for as little as an hour at a time. Zipcar users hold their membership card over a card reader when they pick up a car and drive off. That's a far cry from the time-consuming, paperwork-heavy method of traditional car rental services. Are you a Zipcar user? Are you worried that Avis will ruin the service? Or do you think the marriage of car sharing and …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The first zipcar location in West Roxbury is at the Lord's and Lady's parking lot ready for when you need wheels.
West Roxbury has its first zipcar location so you can now get "wheels when you want them." The first car is in the Lord's & Lady's Hair Salons parking lot - a Mini Cooper. Zipcars are available to rent for anyone of legal age to rent a car. You can rent it for as short as one hour or as long as four days. You pick it up at Lord's & Lady's and drop it off at Lord's & Lady's. You do have to join zipcar at www.zipcar.com, get a swipe card which allows you to access the car. (Sign-up for your daily West Roxbury Patch newsletter here)
Zipcar, the company known for providing "wheels for when you want them", is now available in West Roxbury.
Zipcar is now available in West Roxbury. The first car - a Mini Cooper located in the Lord's & Lady's Hair Salon parking lot - is available to rent. The question is - will you be renting the zipcar in West Roxbury? Many people champion being able to save money by saving on the costs of owning a car, as a reason they use zipcar. So will you be renting zipcar? Leave your comment below.