ZipCar and Connect by Hertz Add Thirteen New University Campuses to Service Networks

ZipCar and Connect by Hertz have each expanded service to new university campuses this semester.  Between the two service providers, thirteen campuses are receiving service for the first time this year.  Both companies see the opportunity in the car-sharing market at universities.  As Mark P. Frissora, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Hertz stated, "The demand for car sharing is growing at universities because it's the most cost efficient way to drive a car and not worry about loan payments, insurance, maintenance, parking and other costs associated with vehicle ownership."
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ZipCar offers service at 225 campuses, making it the largest provider of campus car sharing in North America.  Since November 2010, eight of the largest campuses in the nation have been added to the network, including University of Texas at Austin, Michigan State University, North Carolina State University, University of Richmond,Christopher Newport University, Hampshire College, Meredith College and Seton Hall University.

Connect by Hertz launched service at five campuses in January 2011, expanding its total reach to 46 campuses.  The new campus locations include University of Nevada Reno, BYU Hawaii, State University of New York at New Paltz, and Georgia College and State University.

"We know that college students quickly embrace the concept of car-sharing.  This is the same generation that buys music by the song.  Reserving a shared car by the hour is a natural extension," said Scott Griffith, chairman and CEO at Zipcar.

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