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Drivy car sharing services expands across UK

Car sharing platform Drivy has appointed its first head of UK and gone nationwide following a successful launch in London.

 

Katy Medlock, head of UK at Drivy

Katy Medlock, head of UK at Drivy

Developed to enable drivers to rent out unused vehicles to private or business travellers, the Drivy scheme launched late last year in the Capital, where it has 500 cars already. It’s now in the process of expanding across the UK – targeting business cars as well as privately owned vehicles with the help of technology.

Using the Drivy app, people can browse and instantly book a nearby car, unlock it with their phone through Drivy’s Open technology, and use it anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Fully comprehensive insurance is provided by Allianz with 24/7 breakdown assistance from the AA.

The fleet service builds on this through an account management team who can provide support on pricing and offer assistance.

To pilot its nationwide expansion strategy, Drivy has appointed Katy Medlock as its first head of UK to spearhead the company’s growth and allow car and fleet owners all over the country to list their vehicles on Drivy.

Medlock brings with her 10 years’ experience of consumer marketing and leadership in the transport and leisure industry.

She commented: “Congestion and sustainable travel is high on every region’s agenda. I am excited to be on board leading the Drivy UK team as car sharing is a proven solution towards supporting these issues. We’re looking to work closely with local councils and partners to tackle these issues, as well as drive investment into local businesses and communities to utilise idle vehicles more efficiently.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.