ZipCar Parts Ways With XM

Many ZipCar fans may have received this email recently:

    Sometimes if you love something, you just have to set it free. So, even though we know that so many of you love XM’s tuneage and ad-free
    format, we’ve made the difficult decision to break ties with XM while
    things get sorted out in the satellite radio industry (there’s serious talk of XM and Sirius merging). But rest assured, we’re checking out new ways to make your Ziptrips just as rockin’ (or jazzin’, or, well, you get the picture) as always.

    As we say goodbye to our partner, we’ll be removing the XM radios from all our Zipcars. This process will take a couple of months, and XM will continue to work in our cars in the meantime. If you car has it… turn it on and enjoy. To see if your Zipcar still has XM, check the vehicle details on our website when you make a reservation.

    We don’t want to leave you hanging without the music that you’ve come
    to know and love. You can still groove and sing out loud after the XM
    radios are gone from our Zipcars. Need it? Must have it? Love it too
    much? XM is giving Zipsters access to some solid deals through a unique set of friends and family discounts. If interested, find the deal that works for you and follow the simple instructions. Just go to and enter access code [REDACTED] to check ’em out.

    PS. The XM radios that come out of our Zipcars can’t be reused but will be recycled in an earth friendly manner.

    Thanks for your understanding… happy Zipping.