Zipcar to End Carsharing Service in Austria

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Zipcar</em></p>

Zipcar will end its carsharing service in Austria by Aug. 6, according to a report by Reuters. Customers who have already paid beyond that date will receive refunds.

Zipcar faced growing competition in Austria. Daimler upgraded its car2go operation in Austria with a bigger fleet, around 700 new Smart models and bigger Mercedes-Benz models, according to the report. BMW and Sixt’s DriveNow carsharing program recently added convertibles to its Austrian fleet.

A Zipcar spokeswoman told Reuters that its operations in Austria would end “as part of our ongoing process of evaluation to improve business performance across all markets.”

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