Uber Partnership Program

In select cities, Uber driver-partners can choose Zipcar as their hourly option in the Uber marketplace. Uber driver-partners who haven’t rented with Zipcar before are eligible for special rental rates, gas, 24/7 roadside assistance, and up to 180 miles per day.

How It Works

  1. Sign up as a driver in the Uber app or on Uber’s website and select Zipcar as the hourly option from the Uber marketplace
  2. Complete the Zipcar application
  3. Reserve your Zipcar with your mobile device using the free iPhone® or Android™ app
  4. Arrive at your reserved Zipcar and use the unlock feature on the Zipcar app to get into the car
  5. Get the Uber trade dress out of the glove compartment and place on the vehicle
  6. Begin accepting Uber trips using the Uber app
  7. When your Zipcar reservation ends, return your Zipcar to its home location and put the Uber trade dress back in the glove compartment

FAQs

How do I sign up?

To get started, sign up in the Uber app or on Uber’s website as a driver. Once you’ve completed the Uber signup process, you can visit the vehicle solutions marketplace in the Uber app and select Zipcar as the hourly option. From there, you can apply to be a Zipcar Member and, once approved, you can book a Zipcar and begin accepting Uber trips.

How do I book a Zipcar?

Once you’re approved as a Zipcar Member, you can reserve any eligible Zipcar whenever you’d like to drive. You’ll log in to your Zipcar account and select the eligible car. Then simply access the Zipcar using the Zipcar app.

How much does it cost?

It’s free to sign up as an Uber driver-partner, and there are no upfront fees to rent a Zipcar. When driving on the Uber app, Zipcars can be reserved by the hour. Rates start at $5.50 per hour during the week (Mon-Fri) and $9 per hour on the weekends (Sat-Sun). Zipcar Members are also responsible for paying a mileage fee of $0.45 per mile after the first 180 miles. Any tolls, parking costs (when parking at locations outside of the Zipcar home space), tickets, or fines are the responsibility of the Zipcar Member.

Note: Prices are subject to change. For current pricing information, please use the Zipcar mobile app to receive a trip estimate.

Can I drive for other Uber programs?

The rental rates are only available if you drive with Uber for ridesharing and not with any other Uber service such as Uber Eats or Uber Health. If you aren’t driving with Uber for ridesharing, you won’t be eligible to participate in this program.

What's included? 

Zipcar provides access to a variety of vehicles that you can use to drive with Uber. Zipcar performs regular vehicle maintenance and provides a parking space for each car. Zipcar reservations are made by the hour and include gas and insurance as specified below. 

When using a Zipcar to drive with Uber (meaning the Uber app is on or you’re active on an Uber trip), Uber’s insurance policy will apply (see details). At all other times when driving a Zipcar, Zipcar’s insurance will apply. Learn more here.

Each Zipcar comes with Uber trade dress (for the front and back), which can be found in the glove compartment of the vehicle. Zipcar’s policy is that drivers are responsible for returning these decals to the glove compartment of the vehicle at the end of every reservation. If your Zipcar does not contain Uber trade dress, call Zipcar Member services at 866-4ZIPCAR. Report any missing items to Zipcar at the start of your reservation.

Where can I drive?

Zipcar is available for Uber driver-partners in select cities. Eligible Zipcars can be found using the Zipcar mobile app; however, not every Zipcar is eligible to drive on the Uber app. Once you sign up as an Uber driver-partner, the Zipcar app will show only those vehicles that are eligible to be driven with Uber.

Can I use my existing Zipcar membership?

This offer is only available to new Zipcar Members who sign up to use Zipcar to drive with Uber. Current Zipcar Members cannot use their memberships to drive with Uber; however, an option for existing Zipcar Members will be coming soon.

How do I book a Zipcar?

You must be a new Zipcar Member and cleared to drive with Uber. To get started, sign up to drive with Uber here

When reserving, you’ll be able to choose your car, the hours you want to rent, and the pickup location. Zipcar has 2 easy ways for you to reserve: using your mobile device with the free iPhone or Android app, or online through the Zipcar website. Just be sure to always have your phone so you can access your Zipcar and manage your reservation.

How do I start my Zipcar reservation?

Once you reserve, you’ll receive a confirmation email with directions for finding your Zipcar. You can also find these same details on your Zipcar mobile app.

When you arrive at the vehicle, use the unlock feature on the Zipcar app to get into the car. The key is already inside the Zipcar and should always remain there. (Lock and unlock the car as needed with the Zipcar app.) 

Zipcar provides Uber trade dress in the glove compartment of each pre-approved Zipcar vehicle. The Uber trade dress must be clearly displayed in the front and rear windshields when you’re driving with Uber. At the end of your reservation, return these items to the Zipcar glove compartment. Failure to return the items may result in a charge from Zipcar.

How does insurance work?

When using a Zipcar to drive with Uber (meaning the Uber app is on or you are active on an Uber trip), Uber’s insurance policy will apply. At all other times when driving a Zipcar, Zipcar’s insurance will apply. 

If you’re already covered by other vehicle insurance, you agree that that vehicle insurance will be the primary insurance, with any insurance listed below to be secondary.

If you’re not otherwise covered by vehicle insurance, then the following insurance will apply in the periods indicated. To obtain coverage in the event of a claim, you have a duty to fully cooperate, and you must be in compliance with all other Uber and Zipcar terms and conditions.

 

Stage Damage to vehicle Deductible Liability insurance

Your Uber app is off (offline)

Zipcar to cover in excess of the $1,000 deductible

$1,000 paid to Zipcar by the Uber driver-partner

Zipcar to provide liability coverage up to the minimum financial responsibility limits required in the state/jurisdiction in which the accident occurs

Your Uber app is on (available and waiting for a ride request)

Zipcar to cover in excess of the $1,000 deductible

$1,000 paid to Zipcar by the Uber driver-partner

Uber to provide liability coverage of $50,000 bodily injury per person, $100,000 bodily injury maximum, and $25,000 property damage

Your Uber app is on

(on your way to picking up riders or on-trip)

Zipcar to cover in excess of the $1,000 deductible

$1,000 paid to Zipcar by the Uber driver-partner

Uber to provide liability coverage of $1,000,000 CSL (combined single limit) per accident and $250,000 for uninsured and underinsured motorist bodily injury

See program terms here