Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
VIA store 300x100
Join our Newsletter

Zipcar to close operations and drive out of British Columbia on May 1

VANCOUVER — Car-sharing service Zipcar says it will stop operations on May 1 in British Columbia.

VANCOUVER — Car-sharing service Zipcar says it will stop operations on May 1 in British Columbia.

In a statement, the Boston-based company says the "complexities" of operating in the province, including local insurance regulations, are behind its decision.

The company says it had about 80 vehicles in the Vancouver and Victoria areas.

It would not disclose the number of customers it has in the province.

Customers can still use their memberships in other locations, and the company says it will continue operating in cities across North America including the Toronto area, where it has about 500 vehicles.

Zipcar, which is owned by car rental company Avis Budget Group Inc., came to B.C. in 2007.

Share Now, formerly Car2Go, closed up shop in North America earlier this year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2020.

The Canadian Press