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Published on April 8th, 2016 | by Andrea Bertoli

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How ZipCar can Get you Where you Need to Go

zipcarZipCar, one of the leaders in rideshare market, has a full line of ridesharing, fleet management, and van services around the world.

ZipCar, featured as one of our 15 Best Apps for Carpool and Rideshare is one of the longest running programs, and is featured in cities around the world, some with better presence than others. The maps below show where I live in San Francisco, and the second map is where I’m currently based in Honolulu. Pretty big difference, but even here out in the Pacific, ZipCar has a presence. Their app sites says they are in 16 major cities and on university campuses across North America and the UK.

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ZipCar in Honolulu… sort of.

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ZipCar in San Francisco

Though it’s not necessarily a carpooling or ridesharing app, ZipCar allows drivers from around the world to avoid the hassle of owning their own car. Simply search for a car, hop on over to unlock it with your ZipCar FOB, and you’re on your way to a day of errands, a night out, or a week away. Here’s a short explanation of ZipCar from their site:

what is zipcar

what is zipcar

ZipCar also offers energy-efficient hybrid and electric vehicles for fleet management, and ZipVans in select cities to help with moves, big shopping trips, travel, or whatever you need more than a compact car for! The goal overall is help help to reduce the need for vehicle ownership, and to encourage more sustainable and more shareable forms of transportation.

You can sign up for ZipCars on iTunes or GooglePlay. The app seems to be a little buggy, with an average rating of just 1 1/2 stars on the current version (!), but overall a higher 3 1/2 stars on all versions. The Android app has slightly higher ratings, but does seem to have some bugs.

Looking for more options in your city?

Check out 15 Best Apps for Carpool and Rideshare





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A vegan chef, cookbook author, educator, writer, surfer, and yogi based in San Francisco, Andrea is also the Accounts Manager for Important Media. Follow her foodie adventures at AndreaBertoli.com, Vibrant Wellness Journal, Green Living Ideas and Eat Drink Better. Find more from Andrea on Facebook and Instagram



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