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Zip Car Sharing Service

Western New England University has a partnership with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car sharing program on campus. The convenient transportation option is now available at an affordable rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty, and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and over. Western New England University will initially offer two vehicles, Toyota Prius named “Mccall” and a Ford Focus Sedan named “Saskia." The Zipcars will have designated parking spots located in a campus lot near Campus Police for convenient pick-up and return.

Zipcars are available on demand and can be easily reserved and accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This year, Western New England University members can join for $25 for the first year, with rates for Zipcar vehicles on campus starting as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $35. Gas, insurance, and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates, and cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days. Western New England University students, faculty and staff can join Zipcar at www.zipcar.com/wne.

Participating members with smartphones, including iPhones and Android devices, may download the Zipcar mobile application to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles, and honk the horn to help locate the vehicle. Reservations can also be made over the phone or on Zipcar’s website.