Zipcar in the UK will incorporate the extended range electric Ampera into its fleet of self-service, pay-as-you-go vehicles for the next six months.
It’s the first time in the UK that a car sharing club has offered access to an Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV), and Zipcar members from today will be able to reserve the Ampera online or using their smart phones, just as they would any other of the 1,700 cars across the London.
To make this pilot possible—specifically the provision of dedicated charging points—we will be partnering with five London Boroughs: Camden, Croydon, Islington, Wandsworth and Westminster. For a number of years, we have worked closely with these Boroughs to develop the uptake of car sharing in London and their continued commitment to advancing the concept of car sharing is crucial for making London an even better place to live and work.
Mark Walker, General Manager of Zipcar UK
is the leading car sharing network with approximately 700,000 members and 9,000 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles.
In the UK, Zipcar operates in London, Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford. In London, there are more than 1,700 vehicles available for use.