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Citymapper adds car Zipcar to London app

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Citymapper adds car Zipcar to London app

Transport app Citymapper has added car sharing service Zipcar UK to its London app as part of a six-month trial.

During the trial period a new car sharing section has been added to the Citymapper London app, ensuring that car sharing is included in searches, displaying both route and time needed to complete the trip.

The Zipcar service available on Citymapper is Zipcar Flex, which allows members to drive between locations from just 29p per minute, is available across 10 inner London boroughs and offers access to Zipcar’s 325 EV cars.

This is the first time that a car sharing service is included in transport options available to Citymapper users in the UK.

According to the transport company, “integrating car sharing allows Londoners to make even more informed choices about how they get from A to B and ensure they travel as sustainably, cheaply and efficiently as possible.

“In fact, independent research has shown that car sharers are twice as likely to use public transport and/or bikes than use a car.”

Citymapper users need to be Zipcar members in order to use the service.

Zipcar UK’s presence in London

• 2,600 Zipcar UK vehicles in London
• 33 London boroughs offering Zipcar UK
• 325 Zipcar EVs currently operating in London with plans to be 100% electric by 2025
• 250,000 UK members (February 2019)

Jonathan Hampson, general manager at Zipcar UK, said: “Car sharing is fast becoming an integral part of London’s transport mix, as this partnership with the UK’s leading travel app shows.

“By working with Citymapper we can help fill the city’s transport gaps and help London run more efficiently and sustainably thanks to the low and zero emission driving we offer.

“And as our member community grows, we’re keen to partner with brands that share similar values and aims to ours and want to make London a less congested, greener and more sustainable city, which is why this partnership makes perfect sense.”

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