Car Sharing is a smart, easy means of using a car without having the expense of owning one. It allows individuals and businesses to save money, time and the environment because you only pay for the time you use.
Thousands of car sharing spaces around the country – parked near homes, universities, workplaces and Metro, making access easy. You just reserve a car online or over the phone; drive to the store, to a meeting, or to pick up furniture; and return the car to its designated parking space – all for one hourly rate!
Downtown Bethesda Zipcar Locations
- 1 Zipcar at 7805 Woodmont Avenue
- 2 Zipcars at Bethesda and Woodmont Avenues (On Street)
- 5 Zipcars at 7601 Woodmont Avenue in Garage 49 (one minute walk from the Bethesda Metro Station)
- 4 Zipcars at St. Elmo-Cordell Parking Garage 40
- 4 Zipcars at the Waverly Garage 47
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There is a wide variety of vehicles to choose from, lending you the flexibility you need. SUVs are available when you need to pick up furniture, bricks, and lumber; mid-size cars are there for shopping trips and errands; and when you're in the mood to have the wind in your hair you can tool around in a convertible.
Gas, parking, and insurance are all included with car sharing! Did you know the average car can cost nearly $800 per month to own and maintain? So, why own it when you only have to pay-by-the-hour for what you use.
Car sharing is environmentally conscious. Each shared car put in service takes approximately 15-20 individually owned cars off the road. Car sharing vendors also provide vehicles with ultra low emissions and fuel-efficient hybrids. This new green approach helps because:
Fewer parking spaces are needed in town, which increases green space and reduces the strain on urban parking infrastructure – saving everyone money.
Newer cars and hybrids save money with lower fuel consumption and give off fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
Many people have chosen to give up their cars because of the convenience of car sharing. They find themselves using transit, biking and walking more, which keeps more cars off the road.