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zipcar.com

Founded Year

1999

Stage

Acq - P2P | Acquired

Total Raised

$62M

Valuation

$0000 

About Zipcar

Zipcar is a car sharing service with presence in major metropolitan areas and colleges campuses, including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Vancouver, Toronto and London, England.

Zipcar Headquarter Location

25 First Street 4th Floor

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02141,

United States

617-995-4231

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Research containing Zipcar

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Zipcar in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Feb 26, 2020.

Expert Collections containing Zipcar

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Zipcar is included in 2 Expert Collections, including On-Demand.

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On-Demand

1,231 items

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Mobility-as-a-Service

558 items

Companies developing solutions to streamline the way people move themselves. Includes companies providing on-demand access to passenger vehicles and micromobility solutions as well as companies integrating multiple modes of transport, including public transit, into one service.

Zipcar Patents

Zipcar has filed 7 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Automotive accessories
  • Automotive technologies
  • Computer network security
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

9/4/2018

3/9/2021

Wireless networking, Vehicle security systems, Automotive technologies, Automotive accessories, Computer network security

Grant

Application Date

9/4/2018

Grant Date

3/9/2021

Title

Related Topics

Wireless networking, Vehicle security systems, Automotive technologies, Automotive accessories, Computer network security

Status

Grant

Latest Zipcar News

Zipcar sent me a £305 bill for parking in one of its bays

Jun 13, 2022

It billed me for £65 penalty notice and £200 recovery fee although it had told me to park there A Zipcar parking bay – but look out for any ‘issues’ or suspensions. Photograph: UrbanImages/Alamy A Zipcar parking bay – but look out for any ‘issues’ or suspensions. Photograph: UrbanImages/Alamy Mon 13 Jun 2022 02.00 EDT I’ve been a Zipcar member since 2013 and I use the service six to eight times a year. At the end of January I made a booking for an hour, with the car collected from and dropped off at the same location. I became aware there was a problem in February when my banking app showed Zipcar had taken £305 from my account. I searched my emails and found a message from it in my spam folder. The parking bay had been suspended by Waltham Forest council the following day and the car had been impounded. The £305 included a £65 penalty charge notice and a £200 recovery fee for the car. I phoned Zipcar immediately and was told to send an email. It told me that members should not park in bays with an up-and-coming suspension but on the day of the hire it sent me an email telling me to park there. The money was taken by direct debit. Zipcar did not reply to my emails for two months, but is now saying the matter is closed. What can I do? JD, London In its correspondence Zipcar said that if it had been aware of the upcoming suspension it would have arranged a safe space for the vehicle to be left in. “Unfortunately, you did not make us aware of any issues with the bay, as a result, you are liable for the violation,” it said. Zipcar told us the council had not alerted it to the suspension, which led it to provide information that was “unfortunately inaccurate”. “Our member policy asks that members notify us whenever a vehicle is left in a zone with parking restrictions so that our team can move the vehicles out of the location,” it said. We pushed back on this, and after completing a review of your complaint Zipcar says: “Our investigation has concluded that while the customer’s parking notice was valid as issued by the council, we have taken the decision to pay the charge and offer a full refund.” However, it also wants to remind you of your responsibilities as detailed in the member contract. “We urge all members to contact member services should a bay suspension sign be visible when parking a car in its designated place,” it says. You are pleased Zipcar relented and will look out for parking suspension notices in future and, despite this, you would still recommend the car club to other users. We welcome letters but cannot answer individually. Email us at consumer.champions@theguardian.com or write to Consumer Champions, Money, the Guardian, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Please include a daytime phone number. Submission and publication of all letters is subject to our terms and conditions: http://theguardian.com/letters-terms Topics

  • When was Zipcar founded?

    Zipcar was founded in 1999.

  • Where is Zipcar's headquarters?

    Zipcar's headquarters is located at 25 First Street, Cambridge.

  • What is Zipcar's latest funding round?

    Zipcar's latest funding round is Acq - P2P.

  • How much did Zipcar raise?

    Zipcar raised a total of $62M.

  • Who are the investors of Zipcar?

    Investors of Zipcar include Avis Budget Group, Meritech Capital Partners, Pinnacle Ventures, Boston Community Capital, Benchmark and 9 more.

  • Who are Zipcar's competitors?

    Competitors of Zipcar include Flexcar, Getaround, Turo, Maven, SnappCar and 7 more.

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