7-Eleven is about to get even more convenient for car-less commuters in Washington D.C. who rely on the services of Zipcar, a car sharing network.
7-Eleven Inc. is set to place a total of 18 Zipcars at nine 7-Eleven stores throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These vehicles are now available for reservation by the hour or by the day at affordable rates, which include gas, insurance and 180 miles per day.
The arrangement provides Zipcar members with more freedom and choices on where to pick up and return vehicles at convenient locations while they purchase food and essentials for a weekend getaway, a road-trip or to run errands around town.
“Both 7-Eleven and Zipcar are synonymous with convenience, so placing vehicles at 7-Eleven stores is a natural fit for us,” said Zipcar D.C. General Manager Scott Hall. “Our members regularly take Zip trips and need to stock up on snacks and supplies before heading out on their next adventure.”
The 18 new Zipcars include a variety of makes and models, such as a VW Golf named “Glisten,” a Nissan Sentra named “Aj” and a Ford Escape named “Calgary.” The vehicles are located in various neighborhoods including Anacostia, Shady Grove, Cheverly and the H Street/Atlas District.
The new vehicles located in Deanwood and Huntington will be the first Zipcars offered in these neighborhoods, providing more district residents with access to Zipcar’s “wheels when you want them” service.
“7-Eleven works with established and start-up companies to provide new ways to bring convenient solutions to time-pressed consumers’ everyday needs right in their neighborhoods,” said Raja Doddala, 7-Eleven’s vice president of innovation. “Our partnership with Zipcar will help customers who want easy access to vehicles when, where and for how long they prefer.”
Zipcars are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for reservation via the company’s mobile app, through www.zipcar.com or over the phone.