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Electric mileage milestone for Zipcar

Date: 11 January 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Electric Volkswagen e-Golfs driven by customers of car sharing firm Zipcar have now covered more than 250,000 miles, it has been announced.

The number of e-Golfs on the fleet recently increased to 325. Between them they have completed more than 50,000 trips around London since the first was introduced in July last year.

They are available on Zipcar's Flex service, which allows members to drive from A to B and drop off the cars where convenient within a designated zone.

Zipcar UK 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 electric vehicle (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." 

Volkswagen UK brand strategy and mobility service manager Claire McGreal said: "The e-Golf's warm reception from Zipcar 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 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."