Zoomcar, one of India’s leading self-drive car rental company has today announced the launch of HOP, the one-way intercity self-drive service. The launch of this one-way intercity launch offers flexibility and options to people’s travel plans.
With this one-way segment, Zoomcar is trying to strengthen its market leadership position in the overall car renting space in India. Zoomcar’s new one-way intercity self-service allows a customer to travel from point A to point B which will enable customers to pick up a car from Zoomcar location from one city and drop it off to another city at a Zoomcar location.
The service will be available across 24 cities including intra-state and eventually inter-state routes as well. The 24 city routes are Bangalore – Mysore, Bangalore – Mangalore, Mangalore – Mysore, Bombay – Pune, Ahmedabad – Surat, Kolkata – Siliguri, Chennai – Coimbatore, Vijayawada – Vizag.
The procedure for booking a car will be done through the app or website. The user will be asked about their drop off city and location. Based on the provided pickup and drop off, the minimum duration is computed to cover the distance. The price of the fuel is included. The price of the trip will be decided by the hours required to cover the distance between starting point to destination with 20km/hr.
Speaking on the same, Greg Moran, CEO & Co-founder, Zoomcar,
With the launch of our pathbreaking one way, inter-city self-drive rental product, Hop, we’re offering a whole new level of convenience for our 20 lacs+ Zoomcar customer base. After careful study and countless deliberations with customers, we have designed a product offering that caters to a wide range of point to point, intercity self-drive use cases. We anticipate strong demand for Hop from both business and leisure travelers. We look forward to pushing out to more than 30 routes later this quarter.
He further added that the company has expanded from 7 cities in 2016 to 24 cities in 2017 and claims to have witnessed an increase in number of cities as well as number of cars simultaneously. With the launch of HOP, the company is focusing to target travelers who are specifically seeking to travel on a daily or weekly basis.