Founded by Robin Chase and Antje Danielson in 1999, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, Zipcar is a car-sharing company that is looking to change how the world sees and uses cars. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. What was once just an idea, has now grown into a global car-sharing network which is providing its customers with alternative transportation making the roads a little less congested. With a Zipcar car, you can start driving for as low as $7 a month, saving hundreds of dollars over car ownership. So, sign up now at and join in the revolution.

How to Sign Up and Start Using a Zipcar Car

To start sharing a Zipcar car, follow the given steps:

  1. Open your browser and visit
  2. Scroll down to find the “join zipcar” button which will take you to
  3. Choose one of the three options: “Join as an individual”, “Join with an organization”, or “Join with a university”.
  4. If you are joining as individual, click on “Join as an individual” and select “Create a new account”.
  5. Then, click on “create an account”.
  6. On the next page, fill in your details, which include a username, your email address, and a password.
  7. Click “continue”.
  8. Next, fill in your address details and click “continue”.
  9. Pick a plan. You have three options:
    1. “occasional driving plan” which has no monthly commitment – you pay as you go. The driving rates are $9.25/hr and $89.00/day. You also pay a $25 one-time application fee and $35/year annual fee.
    2. “monthly driving plan” – you pay $7.00/month and the driving rates are $9.25/hr and $89.00/day. You also pay a $25 one-time application fee but not annual fee.
    3. “extra value” – you pay $50/month and the driving rates are $8.33/hr and $80.10/day. You also pay a $25 one-time application fee but no annual fee.
  10. On the next page, enter your driver’s license information and click “continue”.
  11. Choose a damage fee waiver and click “continue”.
  12. Enter your payment information and click “continue”.
  13. Select your Zipcar and continue to the final page where you can review all the information you provided.
  14. If all the information is correct, you can confirm your account and start using the Zipcar service.

To use a Zipcar car, you must be 21 years or above, have a valid driver’s license and accept Zipcar’s terms and conditions. You can also apply with a Zipcar affiliated college or university if you are 18-20 years of age.

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