Zipcar Inc. has deals to launch its car-sharing service on 100 additional colleges and universities nationwide by the end of 2015.
The company said today it has signed contracts with more than 100 campuses to date this year allowing eligible students, faculty and staff to utilize its car-sharing service.
Zipcar now operates on about 475 campuses nationwide. That number includes some of the new campuses where operations already have begun. Schools that recently have signed on include Clemson University, Wichita State University and the University of Tampa. Zipcar said it hopes to operate on 500 campuses by the end of the year.
In return for access to Zipcar’s fleet, universities provide parking space, help with marketing and “dedicated staff to ensure ongoing program success,” according to Zipcar’s website.
The number of vehicles available on each campus varies, as do hourly and daily rates for different vehicle models. A typical vehicle on campus can be rented for between $7 and $9 per hour, according to the website.