Zipcar Begins Testing No-Fee Membership Offer In Canada

ZipcarCar sharing service Zipcar has started testing a new no-fee membership offering exclusive to the Canadian market, and will be piloting the program in Toronto and Vancouver. ┬áThe program is being called “Access Plan,” and will only apply to weekday car service,┬áMonday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Access Plan hourly and daily rates will be the same as Zipcar’s existing plan – starting at $9 an hour in Toronto ($78 per day) and $8 in Vancouver ($72 per day). A one-time fee for an insurance background check is required for all plans.

Earlier this week car rental provider Avis announced it has acquired Zipcar for around $500 million, news that seemed to disappoint many in the online world.