Zipcar is a way to get around when you need a car, without having the burden of owning the car and spending cash on insurance and maintenance. It’s also better for the environment because people are sharing cars rather than having their own.
Yale-affiliated zipcar members pay an annual membership of just $35 (and get the first year's payment back with free rentals), the New Haven Independent reports.
Hourly rates vary based on the type of car but are around $8 an hour during the week and $9 on weekends. That includes gas, insurance and maintenance. But you don’t have to go to or through Yale to rent a Zipcar.
New Haven’s transportation czar, Mike Piscitelli told the Independent that he wants to spread out the cars and help people live car-free in Connecticut.
To find your closest location, you'll soon be able to consult the iPhone Zipcar application.