What’s happening to the Zipcars at the University of Minnesota?

New car in the driveway (tsuacctnt via Flickr)
New car in the driveway (tsuacctnt via Flickr)

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.

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