Zipcar 2016-12-28T20:15:52+00:00

Zipcar Davis, CAZipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing service, has partnered with the City of Davis to bring car-sharing to the community. Zipcar members now have access to cars in Davis that can be reserved by the hour or by the day. Car sharing is a convenient, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative to owning a car. The cars are self-service, available 24 hours a day, and can be reserved online or on a cell phone. Members only pay when they use the service and Zipcar can provide significant financial savings when compared to ownership. Frost & Sullivan reports that, on average in North America, each car shared replaces 15 cars on the road.

  • Zipcars live in town and on the UC Davis campus

  • All cars are self-service

  • Rates start at $7.50 an hour and $69 a day

  • Community members need to be 21+ to join; students associated with UC Davis only need to be 18+ to join

  • Gas, insurance and 180 miles/day are included in every reservation

To be eligible for membership, you must have had a driver’s license for at least one year. Membership for community members is $50/year, plus a one-time $25 fee and for UC Davis students, faculty and staff it costs $35/year. Community members can join today at zipcar.com/cityofdavis. Anyone associated with UC Davis can join at zipcar.com/ucd

Cars must be reserved before they can be used (you can’t just walk up and wave your ID). If you cancel a reservation on short notice, you will be charged (like the airlines do). Smoking in cars is not allowed and pets must travel in carriers. Other penalties for returning a car with less than 1/4 tank of gas, returning to wrong spot, forgetting to turn off headlights, etc. Zipcar may work out well for Davis, since so many people live car-free.

Zipcar locations can be found at http://www.zipcar.com/davis/find-cars.

* from the Davis Wiki