The ride-sharing company Zipcar has launched service on the Davidson College campus.
The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older, as well as to members of the community 21 and older, Zipcar said in a statement Tuesday.
Zipcar said it will offer those affiliated with the college a joining fee of $15 this year, and rates for the company’s vehicles on campus start at $7.50 an hour and $69 a day. After the first year, members pay an annual fee of $25, the company said. Gas, insurance and up to 180 miles of driving a day are included in Zipcar’s rates.
The service offers a mobile application that allows users to make reservations, lock and unlock vehicles and honk the horn. Reservations can be made via Zipcar’s website.
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ZipCar said it is initially offering two vehicles on campus, a Ford Focus and a Ford CMAX.
The new Davidson Zipcar service is also part of the company’s “Students with Drive” grant program, which is co-sponsored by Ford. The program awards winners $25,000 in scholarships, cash and Zipcar driving at the end of the year. More information is available on the program’s website.