DriveNow expands fleet with 30 EVs

Today saw the launch of 30 BMW i3’s into London’s DriveNow carsharing service.

The BMW/Sixt joint venture offering one-way flexible carsharing in the North London boroughs of Islington, Hackney, Haringey and Waltham Forest.

Following their launch in December 2014, this takes their growing fleet total to 270 vehicles being used across the boroughs, offering residents and businesses a viable alternative to use of private cars with it’s on demand, pay per use model.

Today’s announcement means that over 11% of the fleet are full electric vehicles, as part of the exclusively BMW / Mini fleet of vehicles, making it London’s largest fleet of shared electric vehicles in a car club. Using the i3 will be a great move for the London carsharing customer, not least because of the emission free driving, but also the chance to test the new technology. The i3 is widely regarded as one of the most innovative EV’s on the market today, built with urban mobility at the heart of its development, and could become a truly important London carsharing vehicle as DriveNow grows. There are already over 10,000 members of the service in London alone, who will be given the opportunity to use the vehicles at competitive prices, in turn promoting the benefits of EVs to an increasing member base and local residents.