Zipcar launches in the Queen City

Zipcar launches in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Getting around Buffalo just got a little easier: popular ride sharing network Zipcar launched in the Queen City Thursday.

Zipcar announced a fleet of 15 new cars and 8 new locations in Buffalo

This comes after Buffalo CarShare suspended operations this summer.

Zipcar agreed to step in and take over for Buffalo CarShare, in exchange for a chance to expand in the Queen City.

On top of that, former Buffalo CareShare members won’t have to pay Zipcar’s annual fee if they sign up between now and December.

Non-CarShare members will have to pay $70 per year, or $7 per month, which includes gas.

Each Zipcar member gets a Zip card, which unlocks the car, and any Zipcar in the world.

The keys are always kept inside the car.

Zipcar locations are throughout Buffalo, but target areas with young professionals and students.

“We have about 8-10 locations currently. Many of them were the former Buffalo CarShare locations, mainly in the Allentown area. We’re also at the airport, and at the three universities. And we continue to expand our footprint as the membership base continues to grow,” said Regional VP of Operations for Zipcar, Nicole Mozeliak.

Click here to register for Zipcar.

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