On-demand and app-based car rental service provider Virtuo announced in a statement the addition of the Tesla Model Y to its U.K. fleet. Renters in London will be able to book the model for delivery and collection from £72 per day. This will also be available to its customers in Paris. Virtuo is continuing its expansion by launching a new branch in Brighton with customers able to pick up a Mercedes A-Class from £43 per day.
The Tesla Model Y joins Virtuo’s portfolio in London, which includes the Tesla Model 3, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes A-Class, and Volkswagen Polo. According to the statement, Virtuo is committed to making 50% of their fleet electric vehicles by 2025 and transitioning to a fully electric fleet by 2030.
Virtuo renters also now have the option to offset their carbon footprint by investing in a choice of clean energy projects in Europe. Calculated from real-time mileage data, car renters will be able to select an immediate and equivalent amount of carbon saving, the company said.
Since launching in Paris in 2016, the service can be found in about 100 locations across seven European countries, France, England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, and Scotland. Virtuo allows users to take their fleet into different European countries at no extra cost. Users can add mileage and extend their rental period using the app.
“We’re incredibly excited to continue our EV expansion here in the U.K. and offer our customers the best possible experience in a growing number of locations," said Karim Kaddoura, CEO & co-founder at Virtuo. "We want to provide a service that can ultimately facilitate car free cities. We’ve taken great strides at the start of 2022, and we have no plans of slowing down our journey to be the leading car on-demand experience.”