N.C. A&T Partners with Zipcar to Offer Car Sharing on Campus

North Carolina A&T State University has launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car sharing program on campus. The transportation option is now available 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.

N.C. A&T will initially offer three vehicles—two Ford Focuses named “Jasen” and “Jeslyn” and a Volkswagen Golf named “Grunwald.” The Zipcars will have designated parking spots located in a campus lot outside the parking deck and Aggie Dome for convenient pick-up and return.

This year, N.C. A&T members can join for $15, with rates for Zipcar vehicles on campus starting at $7.50 per hour and $69 per day. After the first year, members will have an option to 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.

“We are delighted to partner with Zipcar to bring a service that is tailored to the needs of our students,” said Angela Peterson, N.C. A&T associate vice chancellor for campus enterprises. “Our students will be excited and truly inspired by the opportunity to have mobility, flexibility and convenience within the footprint of their campus, giving them an alternative solution for transportation. We look forward to a successful partnership.”

Zipcar 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 Zipcar’s 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. “We’re happy to partner with N.C. A&T, to give their community a transportation option to fit their needs and their wallet.”

N.C. A&T students, faculty and staff can join Zipcar at http://www.zipcar.com/NCAT.

Zipcar is a leading car sharing network, driven by a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living. The company operates in urban areas and university campuses in over 500 cities and towns across Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc., a global provider of vehicle rental services.