Avis Rent A Car, often shortened to simply Avis, is a rental car company that is based in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. Their brand operates in South America, North America, Australia, India and New Zealand. Avis Rent A Car was founded in the year 1946 in Ypsilanti, Michigan by a man named Warren Avis. There are well over 5,500 locations to be found across the world, and within these locations, Avis Rent A Car has more than 30,000 people who are employed by them. They acquired Zipcar in the year 2013 and also own Budget Truck Rental.