Bethesda residents gear up with six new Zipcars

September 9, 2012 by  

People of Bethesda have more options than ever for alternative transport methods, as more new Zipcars are delivered to the city.

Six new cars, including a Honda Civic and a Nissan Sentra, were introduced in August. Montgomery County has introduced 18 new cars to the Zipcar range, making it even easier for residents to gain access to a car.

Zipcars are popular with people who use public transport for most journeys but occasionally require a car. The car-share company was established in 2000 by two residents of Cambridge, Massachusetts – Antje Danielson and Robin Chase. Zipcars can be hired by the hour or day for a reasonable cost. Although the concept of hiring a car for short periods is becoming increasingly popular, the company possibly makes use of local printing companies for printing services to promote the benefits of car sharing.

Bethesda residents will already be familiar with Zipcars, as they are usually parked in private lots. However, the cars will now be parked in the street. Zipcar DC’s general manager Scott Hall is excited about the prospect of expanding in Montgomery County and Bethesda, making it easier for members of Zipcar DC to gain access to a car in more convenient parking spots when required.

Hall also confirmed that the company was happy to listen to suggestions for new locations. Two of the new Zipcars are situated close to Barnes and Noble in Bethesda. Online reservations make the process even easier, with rates starting at $8 for an hour.