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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Partners with Zipcar to Offer a Convenient and Economical Transportation Option

August 23, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Today the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) launched a new partnership with Zipcar Inc., providing the campus with access to the world’s leading car-sharing service. The cost-effective and convenient transportation option is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students, staff, and faculty ages 18 and up and to community members 21 years and older.

Zipcar is an environmentally friendly transportation alternative that supports UNCG’s goal of easing congestion on campus, lowering costs and decreasing the demand for parking. Every Zipcar takes 15 to 20 privately owned vehicles off the road. Gas, 180 miles per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance are included in the hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour or for up to four days. Rates on all UNCG vehicles start as low as $8 per hour and $66 per day (24 hours).

UNCG students, staff, faculty and community members can become Zipsters by visiting www.zipcar.com/uncg. The annual membership fee for anyone affiliated with UNCG is only $35 and UNCG applicants receive $35 worth of free driving credit that applies toward their first month of driving. Free annual memberships will be offered to Departments.

“The parking and transportation culture at UNCG is changing. We have been working hard to expand our Campus Access Management programs to bring sustainable transportation options to the community,” said Scott Milman, director of Auxiliary Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “Zipcar provides a new level of freedom to our students, staff, and faculty, allowing access to cars as they need them, without the hassles of ownership.”

Zipcars are self service, easily reserved and accessed 24 hours a day. Four Zipcars are located in convenient, high demand areas on campus – two on Gray Drive and two on College Avenue. Also, Zipsters can download Zipcar’s fun and functional iPhone app to book a Zipcar, honk its horn to locate it and unlock the doors remotely.

“Having a car on campus adds parking, gas and maintenance to the costs of college,” said Matthew Malloy, Vice President of Global University Operations at Zipcar. “We’ve seen countless universities across North America and the UK benefit from our car sharing service, which is a convenient, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly transportation option. We are confident that the UNCG campus will also experience these same benefits and that it will no longer be essential for individuals to bring their own cars to campus.”

Zipcar has established partnerships with more than 200 universities, including University of Alabama, UCLA, and Vanderbilt. Zipcar utilizes a network of local vendors to service and clean its fleet.

For more information, including how to join, or learn more about Zipcar at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, please visit: www.zipcar.com/uncg.

About Zipcar

Zipcar operates in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car.

About the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest public university in the Triad region with more than 18,000 students and an alumni base of more than 100,000 graduates. UNCG’s mission is to redefine the public research university for the 21st century as an inclusive, collaborative and responsive institution making a difference in the lives of students and the communities it serves. In keeping with that mission, UNCG is a learner-centered, inclusive and innovative institution, providing the challenges, supportive environment and community engagement that fuel growth and elevate achievement in a complex and changing world.

Zipcar and the Zipcar logo are trademarks of Zipcar, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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