Zipcar's electric car sharing fleet undertakes 20,000 trips in three months

Zipcar UK’s new shared EV cars in London have already been used by over 6,000 drivers in the three months since they were introduced.

The 325 Volkswagen e-Golfs have already undertaken over 20,000 trips with its fleet of EVs since launching in July 2018, and Zipcar believes its new EV offer is helping create a surge in car sharing in the capital, with UK membership growing by 25 per cent to 230,000 members in 2018 alone. The number of Zipcar vehicles in the UK now totals 2,700.

Jonathan Hampson, General Manager for Zipcar UK, says: “We passionately believe that electric car sharing is the way forward for Londoners when it comes to driving in the capital. However, until now EV driving has presented too many challenges, including a lack of charging points and high costs, which is why it’s been slow to take off.
“We’ve removed those pain points: Zipcar handles all the charging so members don’t have to, and our EVs are priced at just 31p per minute or £14 per hour. For the first time we have made EV driving more affordable and accessible.
“Our figures speak for themselves: as a result of our new EV fleet Londoners are embracing EV driving and proving that there is a real potential to make EV driving mainstream in the capital, and help fight the city’s pollution challenges.”
Zipcar UK has been steadily growing its offering for London members over the past few years. This now includes Zipcar Roundtrip, available throughout London, whereby members can pick up a car from a Car Club bay, drive, and return the car to its original spot; and Zipcar Flex, the one-way, drive and drop service that launched in July 2017 and has proved hugely popular and is now operating in 10 boroughs, with more in the pipeline.
Zipcar’s EV offer forms part of Flex, making EV car sharing a greener, cleaner solution when it comes to meeting Londoners’ everyday car and transport needs. 

Read More

Making sense of the vast amount of data produced from telematics can often be daunting, resulting in opportunities being missed and actions not being taken. Our expert panelists share their advice on how to make sure valuable fleet information is not getting lost

Telematics generates vast amounts of data which needs to be digested and acted on if any benefits are to be realised. But how well are fleets using data? And do companies have a moral and legal obligation to act on reports of bad driving? We ask our telematics experts

Meet our new leasing experts, who in this first discussion, examine how new challenges such as Brexit, air quality and policy changes are affecting fleet managers

In the first of a new panel discussion, we ask our experts their views on how telematics have shaped and driven change within the fleet management profession, and why reluctance to use fleet technology still exists within some organisations

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

Can it pay to think differently about the way we travel? Our expert panelists examine how the new concept of ‘mobility’ is impacting the fleet sector

Expert Panel

Following the launch of the Department of Transport’s consultation into making charge points more accessible, GreenFleet’s expert panelists give their views on the key factors that will shape the electric vehicle market’s development in the near future.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

How can leasing and contract hire firms help with the wider role of fleet management? And what role does the industry play in driving down emissions? We ask our new expert panel for their views.

Expert Panel - Telematics

Our telematics expert panelists share their thoughts on how technology has helped drive down road emissions, how telematics grows the appeal of electric vehicles, and how autonomous vehicles could benefit fleets in the future.

Expert Panel - Electric Fleets

GreenFleet taps into the minds of its expert panel to assess the place of electric vehicles in company car fleets and what the major barriers to adoption will be moving forward.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Connectivity

Technology is changing the way we travel. GreenFleet quizzes its telematics expert panel on how connectivity is facilitating new mobility trends, aiding fleet management, and reducing CO2 emissions.

Forecast to be a jewel in Kia’s European sales crown, the third-generation Kia Ceed has a lot resting on its more sculpted shoulders reports Richard Gooding

After an absence of 13 years and with petrol-electric powertrains to the fore, the Toyota Corolla is back in the UK. Richard Gooding drives the hybrid-focused model range

The Hyundai Kona Electric is the first EV to bring a near-300 miles of range to the affordable end of the electric car market. Richard Gooding finds very few flaws

The Electric Vehicle market is growing at a previously unprecedented rate. Between 2013 and 2015, National Grid consistently said there would be around 5 million EVs on UK roads by 2035.

About GreenFleet

Media Information
Cookie Compliance
Terms and Conditions

Members of the Professional Publishers Association

Our Affiliates