Adding an electric vehicle (EV) to Cityhop’s established car sharing platform, in an Auckland first, brings together two parts of the solution to the problem of too much traffic polluting the environment: clean electric vehicles to reduce pollution and noise, and car sharing to reduce the number of vehicles. “We’ve partnered with Mercury to add an electric vehicle from its fleet to the Cityhop cars already available in Auckland,” says Ben. “It’s an exciting opportunity for our 2,500 drivers to drive an electric car, while exploring how car sharing can potentially reduce corporate fleets.” Mercury has had EVS in its fleet since 2013 and has led the charge among other corporates. In a joint initiative with Air New Zealand it has gained buy-in from business leaders representing 30 organisations to transition at least 30% of their company vehicle fleets to plug-in EVS by 2019. “We’ve added this EV to Cityhop’s fleet to share the experience and allow more drivers to find out for themselves how EVS live up to their reputation as a smooth, quiet, and quick-off-the-mark ride,” says Mercury executive Matthew Olde. Cityhop’s Nissan Leaf is located in Newmarket on the second floor of the Tournament car park on the corner of Khyber Pass and York St.