Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

News Summary: Avis buying Zipcar for nearly $500M

SOMETHING BORROWED: Avis is leaping into the car-sharing service business by buying Zipcar for $491.2 million, aiming to capture a new type of customer and technology that will vastly expand its car rental options.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

SOMETHING BORROWED: Avis is leaping into the car-sharing service business by buying Zipcar for $491.2 million, aiming to capture a new type of customer and technology that will vastly expand its car rental options.

SOMETHING NEW: Car sharing has become a popular alternative to traditional rentals in metropolitan areas and on college campuses, allowing members to get a vehicle for an hour or two for short trips instead of renting a car for a day or using mass transit.

CAR KEY: The acquisition will help Avis better compete with Enterprise and Hertz, which have their own smaller car-sharing services.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising