Zipcar is a car sharing program that uses revolutionary technology to make the process of car sharing safe, easy and convenient. Click here to view campus Zipcar locations.
Yale University has partnered with Zipcar to offer its students and employees discounted yearly memberships! To join you must:
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Have had a valid drivers license (from any country) for at least a year;
- Have a reasonably clean driving record.
- Join with a valid Yale email address, and use the UPI code on your Yale Identification card in the field labeled “Employee or Institutional number”.
(bills to your personal credit card for personal use)
(bills to a Yale Purchasing Card for business use—once an account has been created and approved)
Any Yale Department may create a Zipcar account for business use. There is no membership fee or annual fee for a departmental account. Zipcars can save your department money relative to owning a fleet vehicle or renting a car. All eligible members of your department can use a Zipcar for business purposes and bill directly to one Pcard.
When creating your departmental account, please let Zipcar know if anyone who will be using your account is under 21.
Zipcar members only pay for the hours they use the car and 180 miles of travel are free with each 24-hour reservation.
If a department member already has a personal Zipcar account and joins the departmental account, they will choose whether to bill their reservation to their personal account or to their departmental account, based on the type of trip.
New departmental accounts
If you have financial responsibilities within your department, you may create an account for your department.
Existing departmental accounts
If you do not meet the requirements for the Yale discounted membership, you can still join Zipcar as a community member.