Zipcar: CSR & Sustainability News

Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a global provider of vehicle rental services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world’s leading car sharing network, with more than 775,000 members.

How Sharing Makes Life Better

Is working excessive hours to acquire more the key to happiness? Sharing is the way to connect with people in the community and…

Why Do Zipcar Users Abuse the Cars? 4 Lessons For the Access Economy

Two researchers try to figure out why consumers don’t take good care of their Zipcars and what we can learn from it on…

eGood Hooks Customers Up with Local Businesses that Give Back

An interview with Zack Swire, the founder of eGood - a new stat-up letting you use your mobile phone to find businesses in…

Radical Sharing for the New Industrial Revolution

The access economy, also known as collaborative consumption, is characterized by the sharing of goods, space, services and expertise, in innovative ways; typically…

4 Reasons GM is Investing in Car-Sharing

It looks like GM is playing an important role in the growth of RelayRides, which announced earlier this month that it is expanding…

A Sharing Economy for the 1%

The sharing economy is usually identified with the 99 percent. Think Airbnb, BookMooch or Freecycle. You probably won’t find the 1 percent crashing…

WEconomy: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Have you ever shared a car ride, lent someone a book, made a mix tape, or traded clothing? Then you’re part of the…

Bibliotaxi Transforms Cabs into Local Libraries

On a survey published earlier this year by NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, 31.3% of the respondents picked the Taxi TV as the…

Study Shows Zipcar Having a Sustainable Impact in Baltimore

Last week, Zipcar, Inc, along with the City of Baltimore and the Parking Authority of Baltimore City celebrated the one-year anniversary of Zipcar’s…

Zipcar Golden IPO’s Dark Lining: a $50 Million Blunder by Underwriters

On April 13th, Zipcar, the well-known, and wildly popular, car-sharing company, was celebrating a key milestone in every start-up’s growth: a very successful…

Mi Coche, Su Coche? A New Kind of Car-Sharing Seeks Traction

Forget about a cup of sugar, your neighbor might just be eyeing your ride, instead. And thanks to a crop of car-sharing services…

The Unending Binge: How “Nutritional” Advertising Can Drive Sustainability

As a society we are getting fed up with products and propaganda that I would classify as "junk food." Trying to get a…

Zipcar Expanding in the U.S. and U.K.

Zipcar has certainly been busy, zipping this way and that as the company expands dramatically. Earlier this month, Zipcar announced expanded services to…

Video Interview: Rachel Botsman on Leveraging Collaborative Consumption Trends

What do eBay, Zipcar, Craigslist, Kiva and timeshare real estate have in common?  They all represent businesses that harness the power of collaborative…

LOHAS: Don’t Miss the Ark, and Don’t Miss the Point

The two keynote sessions at the LOHAS Forum here in Boulder, Colo., Thursday morning conveyed two main themes–or rather, warnings. The first was…