Car-sharing company GoCar launches Bray base
IRISH car sharing company GoCar has launched its car sharing service in Wicklow.
The first GoCar base in the county will be located at Bray Dart Station. The car sharing initiative has already launched in Dublin and Cork and has resulted in an increased and cost-effective alternative to owning a car.
Colm Brady, Managing Director of GoCar, said: ‘We are delighted that GoCar has now launched in Wicklow and more people can avail of car sharing across the country. With GoCar planning to double the number of vehicles available in Ireland this year, we are calling on Wicklow residents to let us know where exactly they would like to see car sharing spaces so we can make car sharing accessible to as many people as possible.’
Anyone interested in requesting a GoCar base near their workplace or home can visit GoCar.ie/Locations.
GoCar is also seeking approval from Wicklow County Council to further extend its bases across the Garden County, offering increased access for residents and businesses to car sharing. The company hopes to see expansion of Wicklow GoCar bases ahead of European Mobility Week this September, during which the EU is encouraging local authorities to launch and promote permanent measures to enabled bike and car sharing.
You can book GoCar vehicles online or via the app for as little as an hour at a time. The car is then unlocked using either a GoCard or a phone with the GoCar app with the keys located inside the vehicle. Car sharing rates start from €8 per hour, with 50KM of driving included on each trip and users benefit from no fuel, insurance or city parking charges.
Since it was launched in 2008, over 11,000 drivers have signed up to GoCar, and it now offers over 240 vehicles across 170 locations. Car sharing reduces car dependency, congestion, noise and air pollution, and frees up land traditionally used for parking spaces.
A GoCar base will be located at Bray Dart Station.