Zipcar-driving voters in Philly choose Obama
Zipcar Pres. Poll Results: Obama Rolling in Philly
PHILADELPHIA, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama rolled to victory in the "Zipcar Presidential Poll," which closed today at noon. Zipcar, the world's largest car sharing company, conducted the weeklong poll of its members as a way to gauge its members' interest in the three main presidential candidates.
The final tally of the poll is:
Barack Obama (D) 59%
Hillary Clinton (D) 25%
John McCain (R) 16%
The highly anticipated Pennsylvania primary is Tuesday, April 22.
Zipcar members "voted" in the poll by reserving the Zipcar vehicle of their choice -- Honda Hillary, Mini Cooper McCain or BMW Barack. The results were obtained by tabulating the hours reserved for each vehicle over the course of the seven day poll.
Zipcar has 200,000 members in 50 cities across the U.S., Canada and London, with 5,000 cars in the fleet. Zipcar offers many benefits to its members including no per-mile fee and the industry's best mobile reservation system. The company delivers cars-on-demand -- so customers can reserve cars online or with their cell phones in seconds. In addition, due to recent rise in gas prices, Zipcar has lowered the price of the Toyota Prius and is offering 20 to Philadelphia residents at $6 per hour. This move makes Zipcar the best deal in car sharing citywide.
Zipcar is the world's leading car-sharing service with more than 200,000 members and 5,000 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout 25 North American states and provinces as well as in London, England. As a leader in urban transportation, Zipcar offers more than 25 makes and models of self- service vehicles by the hour or day to savvy city residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car in the city. In November 2007, Zipcar announced a merger with Washington D.C. based Flexcar, immediately expanding operations to more than 50 cities, and enabling future growth into new markets across the United States, Canada, and Europe. For more information, visit www.Zipcar.com .
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