Those rent-by-the-hour Zipcars around the University of Minnesota will be going away, soon to replaced by Hourcars, the Star Tribune reports.
They’ve been around for six years, but the new car-sharing company apparently impressed U officials with better insurance and a simple pricing structure.
Hourcar’s two-year contract starts Aug. 1, and students and staff with Zipcar memberships will get a $35 credit to cover the cost of the Hourcar membership.
Things were looking shaky for Zipcar at Winona State University a couple of years ago as well. I’ll call to see what happened.