What is Zipcar?
Zipcar is a unique car-sharing service for PLU students, faculty, and staff ages 18+ that provides affordable access to low-emission vehicles by the hour – for errands, for meetings, or just for fun! Gasoline, car insurance, parking and maintenance are on Zipcar! There are 2 fuel-efficient cars parked on PLU’s campus to choose from. Click here to view a map of all Zipcar locations. You buy pizza by the slice, download music by the song…why not pay for cars by the drive?
How does it work?
Once you sign up to become a member, Zipcar sends you a Zipcard. This is your electronic “key” that opens the cars. Just make a reservation online or by phone for any available car, touch our Zipcard to the windshield reader, hop inside and off you go. When you are done, return the car to its assigned parking space and lock’er up. It’s that simple.
How much does it cost?
Using Zipcar, you can save big bucks. Whereas AAA reports that it costs more than $7,900 a year to own a car – Zipcar members just pay one simple hourly (or daily) rate that includes gas, insurance, maintenance, a reserved parking space, 180 free miles per trip, roadside assistance and 24-hour customer service. It costs on average $10 per hour and $75 per day depending on vehicle-type.