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Zipcar's VW e-Golf shared fleet proves popular with London motorists

VW e-Golf Zipcar fleet

Volkswagen’s partnership with car sharing club Zipcar UK has delivered over 250,000 miles zero-emission driving in London, after only six months on the fleet.

The Zipcar UK e-Golf fleet has recently grown to 325, making it the largest shared electric vehicle fleet in the UK. Since the first e-Golf was introduced just six months ago in July 2018, the fleet has already racked up enough emission-free mileage to travel just over ten times around the Equator.

The e-Golf available on Flex service is pay-as-you-go, with users hiring an e-Golf from just 31p per minute, capped at £14 per hour.

Volkswagen UK’s brand strategy and mobility services manager Claire McGreal said: “The e-Golf’s warm reception from Zipcar UK members is testament to its ease of use in the city, as well as their eagerness to go electric in the capital.

"Extending the Zipcar UK e-Golf fleet will ensure that more of the car club’s 230,000 registered users in the UK will be able to enjoy convenient, zero-emission travel.”

Zipcar UK’s general manager Jonathan Hampson said: “We passionately believe that electric car sharing is the way forward for Londoners when it comes to driving in the capital. Working with Volkswagen we have made EV driving more affordable and accessible than ever before.

“These figures speak for themselves: 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.”


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