Just like in all the previous cases, Zipcar will offer its vehicles, for $8 per hour and $66 per day to all students, faculty, and staff members, ages 18 and older. The prices include gas, 180 miles per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance.
The company will be deploying four vehicles on the University's campus, two Toyota Prius and two Scion xB. The cars will be located at Lot 34 Morris Library and Lot 9-2 Thomas McKean Hall. The Zipcar iPhone app provided to students can be used to locate the Zipcars, should a freshman lose his way on route to the two locations.
"Zipcar will give students who don't have access to a car the freedom and flexibility to participate in off-campus activities like internships and job interviews," said Matthew Malloy, vice president of Global University Operations at Zipcar.
"At the same time, students and faculty members alike can be proud that they are reducing their environmental impact by lowering their carbon footprint and using alternative transportation methods like car-sharing."
So far, the number of universities with which Zipcar has partnered has exceeded 200. This type of business is the perfect environment for the concept of car sharing to grow, as students are both more open to the new way of transportation and more motivated to use a car sharing service than their own personal cars.