New England Council member Zipcar made over 7,000 cars available for free on election night for voters to get to the polls.
The Boston-based company made the cars available from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in over 500 cities across the country. In 2012, Zipcar had a 50 percent discount on election day, which was met with overwhelming demand, leading the company to made the cars free this year.
“At Zipcar, we know our community of Zipsters are actively engaged in civic affairs and passionate about issues, but may also need quick and easy access to transportation in order to vote. We decided to do our part to #DRIVEtheVOTE by making cars free,” said Andrew Daley, vice president of marketing. “Regardless of political affiliation or sentiment, we believe that voting is a civic duty, and we want to ensure that access to transportation isn’t a barrier to casting a ballot.”