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Ubeeqo adds Hyundai Ioniq hybrid to fleet as membership doubles

Car sharing brand Ubeeqo, part of Europcar Mobility Group, has introduced the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid to its UK fleet to help local authorities across London to reduce emissions.

Introduced as the brand reports growing demand – membership has more than doubled year-on-year in 2019 – the Ioniq hybrid is now available in Croydon, Islington, Lewisham, Kensington & Chelsea, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.

“As we continue to provide a genuine alternative to car ownership, the Ioniq hybrid is an exciting addition to our fleet,” explained Patrick Cresswell, managing director, Ubeeqo UK. “With its introduction, we are increasing both availability and choice for the growing number of motorists who are choosing to move away from the expense of car ownership, as well as help reduce congestion on our roads.

“We are working hard to ensure that those who do give up their own vehicle have the certainty that a car club will give them the access to mobility when they need it from as near to their home or business address as possible. And our roundtrip model is crucial to achieving that goal, using geofencing to ensure that vehicles are returned to the area where they were picked up from at the start of the journey.”

The Ioniq will be available to book using the Ubeeqo app and priced from £7 per hour and £70 per day including fuel, insurance and 30 miles free on car sharing bookings.

Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.

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