Zipcars zoom into Jersey City

-ae81adfe07ef7b08via Michaelangelo Conte/ NJ.COM

Zipping around Jersey City just got easier.

Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, debuted in the city today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a parking lot in the Heights were two fuel-efficient Zipcars are now available for members.

“Whether you’re traveling into New York City for a meeting or exploring the rest of the Garden State, having Zipcars available on-demand by the hour or the day allows members access to a convenient and affordable transportation solution,” a spokeswoman for Zipcar said.

The cars can be reserved any time by Zipcar members ages 21 or older. The hourly rate starts at $12 and daily rate starts at $84. Zipcars can be reserved via the Zipcar mobile app for iPhone or Android, online or over the phone.

Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Jersey City Council members Joyce Watterman and Michael Yun, as well as Jersey City Parking Authority Director Mary Paretti and Zipcar New York General Manage Anthony Fatone Jr.

Yun said he would like the company to place a Zipcar van to the neighborhood so residents can pick up furniture and other bigger items.

Zipcars are also available in Hudson County in Secaucus and Hoboken.

Employees of local businesses can participate in the Zipcar for Business program, which offers discounted rates Monday through Friday.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.


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