'Green' Zipcars zoom into Bronx -- for a fee

Automobiles called Zipcars present a new, environmentally friendly way to get around the Bronx ? but they're not cheap. For $10.50 an hour or $73 a day, drivers can rent the hybrid cars that have been

News 12 Staff

Apr 23, 2008, 5:35 PM

Updated 5,897 days ago

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Automobiles called Zipcars present a new, environmentally friendly way to get around the Bronx ? but they're not cheap.
For $10.50 an hour or $73 a day, drivers can rent the hybrid cars that have been strategically parked around the city. Drivers who wish to use the cars must also pay a $50 annual fee and a one-time $25 application processing fee.
After that, members can reserve cars 24/7 online and pick up vehicles by placing a special card against a sensor, which unlocks the doors. The car keys are inside.
On the bright side, drivers don't have to pay for gas because each car has a gas card that drivers use to fill up the Zipcars.
Some Bronx residents say Zipcars might be a good option if they're in a bind.
The company is giving discounts to Albert Einstein College of Medicine faculty and staff as part of its Tuesday launch.
Customers must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license and have no more than two moving violations on record.
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