Car rental startup Zoomcar launches doorstep service, plans grand Mumbai foray

Customers will be dropped by Zoomcar’s executives at their choice of location -- be it office, home or any other place and pick it up once they return from the drive.

FP Staff July 13, 2015 16:10:51 IST
Car rental startup Zoomcar launches doorstep service, plans grand Mumbai foray

After raising an internally led round of $11 million from Sequoia, Empire Angels and NGP last week, Bangalore-based startup Zoomcar announced today introduced doorstep services and is planning to aggressively expand across the country. Zoomcar is a startup that offers self-drive services which has a presence in six cities namely Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi NCR.

Car rental startup Zoomcar launches doorstep service plans grand Mumbai foray

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Customers availing of this service will get their car delivered at the doorstep by Zoomcar executives -- be it office, home or any other place. The executives will also pick the vehicle up once they return from the drive.

The new initiative will not just enhance customer convenience and experience but will also benefit users from a security standpoint, said Greg Moran, Co-founder & CEO, Zoomcar

This new convenience-based service is an industry first and promises to revolutionise the way self-drive and a car rental in general is viewed in India. In fact, the Zoomcar App will further revolutionise the mobile booking experience for people in India, said Moran.

As part of its plan to scale up, the company also plans to launch their service in Mumbai. It will have a fleet of over 1,000 cars across 250 locations in Mumbai.

The company has designed special packages including ZoomCommute to attract corporates and office goers who are looking for an economic weekday self-drive option.

This package offers a range of cars for weekly use, accompanied by special packages to suit the consumer needs as an affordable alternative to owning cars, the press release said. It had recently added high-end cars such as Toyota Fortuner and Mercedes to its fleet.

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