Toyota Prius and Auris hybrid join new City Car Club in Glasgow
The hourly car and van rental company, which opened for business last week in the city's West End, operates an all-hybrid fleet comprising nine Prius and Auris models. It expects to increase numbers to 20 in the New Year and provide rental services right across the city.
Jon Williams, managing director of Toyota (GB) PLC, who attended the launch, said: 'The introduction of the hybrid-only car club coincides with the milestone of two million Prius sales around the globe, reaffirming people's acceptance of hybrid technology worldwide.
'We believe the club's members will appreciate the quiet, smooth, comfortable ride which our hybrids provide, as well as the knowledge they are driving cars with the lowest emissions on the market.'
City Car Club provides its members with 24-hour access to self-service cars that can be booked online or over the phone at a moment's notice. Each vehicle has its own reserved on-street parking bay so a parking space is guaranteed at the end of each journey.
Across the UK, City Car Club has a membership base of approaching 20,000 and over 500 cars and vans. Members of the new Glasgow car club not only have access to every City Car within the city, but also those in Edinburgh and 13 other major cities in England.