On May 10, Zipcar, the worlds leading car sharing network, launched a new partnership with Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) to offer a 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 over the age of 21.
GGC will initially offer two vehicles, a Ford Focus and a Ford Fiesta. The Zipcars will have designated parking spots located in the student housing parking lot for convenient pick-up and return.
This year, GGC members can join for $15, 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 $25. 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. GGC students, faculty and staff can join Zipcar at www.zipcar.com/ggc.
This convenient transportation option will benefit the campus community, particularly students who do not have a car, said Chris Smith, director of operations at GGC. These students will now be able to drive to area stores, restaurants and other attractions, which is important since we do not have such resources adjacent to the campus.
Members with iPhones and Android devices may download the Zipcar mobile app 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 Zipcars website.
The Zipcar program on campus gives students, faculty and staff the freedom of using a car without the hassle of owning one, said Katelyn Bushey, Zipcar director of university sales. Were happy to partner with Georgia Gwinnett College, to give their community a transportation option to fit their needs and their wallet.
Zipcar has established relationships with more than 500 universities across North America. For more information and how to become a member of Zipcar at GGC, please visit www.zipcar.com/ggc. Additional information and promotions can also be found by following @Zipcar on Twitter.