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Toyota and Hiyacar provide free rental cars for key workers

Toyota has reserved all its rental vehicles on the Hiyacar car sharing fleet for free use by key workers.

A total of 571 days’ worth of Toyota car loans have been taken up by key workers to date

The vehicles, previously used for short-term private rental, are now being driven solely by NHS staff and other key workers, including doctors, nurses and police officers.

A total of 31 cars are available from Toyota through the scheme, including the Aygo and RAV4, which to date, have been used to provide 571 days’ of free rental use to key workers , under the Hiyacar rental waiver scheme. The only cost is an insurance premium, which averages out at £9 per day.

Paula Cooper, director of Toyota GB’s customer insights division, ConsumerOne, commented: “As well as enabling safe commuting, we recently learned of a nurse in Leatherhead who uses one of our cars four days each week to administer home-testing for disabled patients and we know that a wide range of key workers, ranging from pharmacists to physiotherapists, from social workers to scientists have all been able to continue carrying out their duties thanks to Hiyacar’s rental fee waiver programme.”

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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.