UK Carsharing Company Adds New Hybrids

The U.K.’s carsharing company Co-Wheels has expanded its fleet with 80 new Toyota hybrids, including the Ayro, Yaris hybrid and Prius plug-in hybrid, according to a report by EV Fleet World. The vehicles have been acquired on a two- to three-year renewal cycle.

“Our members are attracted by the environmental benefits that can be achieved by using hybrid and low-emissions vehicles,” Richard Falconer, Co-Wheels director, told EV Fleet World. “And we see Toyota as the leading provider of these vehicles. The success we have witnessed to date gives us reason to think that our relationship with Toyota is set to become stronger in the future.”

Co-Wheels operates its carsharing service in more than 40 U.K. locations, including Birmingham, Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Newcastle. Members can book cars online and access a vehicle by swiping a smartcard.

Click here for the full EV Fleet World article: http://evfleetworld.co.uk/news/2015/Jan/Car-club-adds-80-new-Toyota-hybrids-and-city-cars/0438018195

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Five Business Model Trends for 2017

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

Are Commercial Drone Deliveries Eminent in the U.S.?

Amazon just delivered its first package by drone in England. Will U.S. delivery fleets be able to take advantage soon?

Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.