Fanshawe has launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, to bring a sustainable and affordable alternative to car ownership to its London campus. The convenient transportation option is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and over.
The initial offer will consist of one vehicle on campus, a Hyundai Veloster named “Nadra.” The Zipcar will have a designated parking spot in Lot 7, located a short walk from the College's three residences, for convenient pick-up and return.
This year, Fanshawe students can join for $20, with rates for Zipcar vehicles on campus starting as low as $7.75 per hour and $72 per day. Faculty, staff and alumni can join Zipcar for $35. Gas, insurance and up to 200 kilometres of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates, and cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days. Fanshawe students, faculty and staff can join Zipcar at www.zipcar.com/fanshawecollege.
“Zipcar is a welcome addition to campus. It will make student life easier by allowing those who do not own a car access to one when they need it,” said Alan Bushell, president of Fanshawe Student Union. “Car sharing also reinforces an important message about our shared responsibility for our environment. While Fanshawe's school colour is red, we want students and employees to think and act green.”
Participating members with smartphones, including iPhones and Android devices, may download the Zipcar mobile application to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles and honk the horn to help locate the vehicle. Reservations can also be made over the phone or on Zipcar's website.
“The Zipcar program on campus gives students, faculty and staff the freedom of a car without the hassles of owning one,” said Nicola McLeod, general manager Zipcar Ontario. “Partnering with Fanshawe College provides the community with a transportation option that is both convenient and affordable.”
Zipcar has established relationships with more than 400 universities across North America. For more information and how to become a member of Zipcar at Fanshawe, please visit www.zipcar.com/fanshawecollege. Additional information and promotions can also be found by following @ZipcarU on Twitter.
Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout Austria, Canada, France, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers more than 50 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a global leader in vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.
Fanshawe is one of Ontario's largest colleges. Its campuses, located in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock, serve close to half a million people with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite. For nearly 50 years, Fanshawe has been helping people to unlock their potential and achieve success. The College attracts students from 50 countries every year and opens up a world of possibilities through more than 200 degree, diploma and certificate programs, along with apprenticeship training.