BMW’s car-sharing service Drive Now could be increasing into 5 new boroughs in London – Westminster, Barnet, Tower Hamlets, Southwark and Brent. The growth will convey a further 410 BMW and MINI autos. At present, the DriveNow program is out there in 9 boroughs.
James Taylor, managing Director for DriveNow UK, mentioned: “We're delighted to announce the growth of DriveNow into 5 new London boroughs at present – which is able to greater than double our fleet and working space for our prospects. Extra Londoners will now have entry to a shared automotive after they want it and assist take away extra personal automobiles from our congested roads.”
The thought behind the DriveNow program in London shouldn't be solely to supply for-rent technique of transportation, but in addition to cut back the variety of privately-owned autos on the highway and be a part of the answer to London’s air air pollution downside.
DriveNow´s CEO Sebastian Hofelich added: “It was at all times the imaginative and prescient of DriveNow to increase to extra elements of London and underlines the nice potential that we've got seen on this metropolis from the beginning. I´m very happy about it.”
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Taylor continued: “We’ve labored very carefully with every of the boroughs all through this course of to make this a actuality.
“We hope that automotive sharing, alongside different sustainable transport choices corresponding to strolling, biking and public transport, will proceed to be embraced by Londoners to assist cut back congestion and air pollution and construct a extra habitable metropolis.”
After the growth, the DriveNow fleet will embody a complete of 720 autos, from the BMW and MINI model, together with the i3 electrical automotive. 80 further i3s will be part of the fleet in January 2019. The aim is to have an 80 % all-electric fleet by 2025.[Source: FleetNews]
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