The City of Charlotte recently formed a partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, to bring its new “wheels when you want them” membership service to residents in Uptown and South End. The City’s Car Share Parking Pilot Program now features a total of 12 Zipcars that can be driven by anyone who has signed up for the program.
The vehicles are now available by the hour or by the day in easily accessible locations throughout the city, and can be reserved via Zipcar’s mobile app, online or over the phone.
Zipcars are now available at the following locations:
126 New Bern St (On-Street)
101 W. Worthington Ave (On-Street)
319 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (On-Street)
126 South Mint St (On-Street)
215 North Pine St (On-Street)
519 North Brevard St (On-Street)
Camden South Line: 2300 South Blvd
Camden Gallery: 1750 Camden Rd
Museum Tower: 525 S. Church St
Skyhouse Uptown: 640 N. Church St
Element Uptown: 355 West Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
The Zipcar Charlotte fleet features a variety of makes and models, including a Toyota Prius named “Queen Charlotte” and a Ford Escape called “Excellence.” Each reservation includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles of driving per day.
The launch in Charlotte builds on the company’s success at UNC Charlotte. With a number of students already using Zipcar, the company was eager to expand its presence off-campus to provide more residents and visitors with convenient access to wheels where they live, work and play. Zipcar members can reserve and drive any of the company’s vehicles in Charlotte as well as more than 12,000 vehicles in the company’s global fleet.
“We’re thrilled to be officially launching here in the Queen City, enabling two-car households to scale back to one, and even inspiring some to live car-free,” said Vilaire Lazard, Zipcar general manager. “Our ‘wheels when you want them’ service increases mobility while also decreasing traffic, congestion and parking demand, in turn making cities better places to live.”
Prospective members can join online and find out more information at www.zipcar.com/Charlotte.
For more information on Charlotte’s Car Share Parking Pilot Program, visit www.charlottenc.gov/transportation/carshare.