Volkswagen scored a decent fleet order for 325 e-Golfs for the British division of the Zipcar car-sharing company.

Volkswagen e-Golf in Zipcar fleet

Volkswagen e-Golf in Zipcar fleet

Zipcar and Volkswagen already partnered in the past, as 50 Golf GTEs entered service in 2016.

The new fleet of e-Golfs will be available this summer in the new Zipcar Flex service, which allows members to ‘drive and drop’ cars in one-way trips around the capital.

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Prices for the rental are: 29p/min ($0.39), £12/hour ($16) and £72/day ($95), on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The Volkswagen e-Golf are rated at 186 miles (NEDC) or a realistic range of 124 miles (200 km) on the 35.8 kWh battery. 100 kW electric motor enables to reach 62 mph in just 9.6 seconds.

Alison Jones, Director of Volkswagen UK, said:

“This is an exciting step for Volkswagen. Thousands of Zipcar members will experience electric driving, perhaps for the first time, and we know they will love the functionality and ease of use that the all-electric e-Golf provides.”

Geraldine Ingham, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK, said:

We know that inner-city residents are looking for alternatives to car ownership and this development of the relationship between Volkswagen and Zipcar offers the best of both worlds: the benefits of access to a car and zero emission motoring across the UK’s capital.”

Jonathan Hampson, General Manager for Zipcar UK, said:

“We have always wanted to use the cleanest possible vehicles, which is why we’re incredibly proud and excited to team up with Volkswagen for this zero emissions initiative. It marks another step towards our vision for a greener London where car sharers outnumber car owners, making our amazing city an even better place to live for all.”

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