Elec­tric Car-shar­ing

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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.

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