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Electric car hire with Zipcar


Did you know that we have over 1,000 electric cars you can hire? Our vision is simple – to enable simple and responsible urban living. And our mission is bold – to change the way people think about driving in cities around the world. Car sharing with us is already a more sustainable way to travel, but we wanted to take this further. That’s why in 2018 we introduced our first electric cars – and have been adding more and more ever since!

Three handy hints before you hit the road

If you’ve never rented an electric car before, here are some handy hints to get you started.

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Check the range

Our app and the dashboard will show you an approximate range. Speed, cold weather, air-conditioning and heating will impact the car’s mileage. You’ll find more tips here.


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Plan your route

If you’re taking a longer trip you may need to charge the car. Just make sure you plan where your nearest rapid charging station will be - you’ll find your nearest with the Zapmap.

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It’s quiet

Our EV's are super quiet. You’ll know you’re ready to drive when the dashboard screen lights up! You can find out more about each car here.

Meet our electric cars

Access 1,000+ electric cars whenever you need them. We cover the cost of charging, and the price is the same to use an electric car. They’re a cleaner, greener (and pretty fun!) way to travel. Take charge and drive them wherever you need – a day trip to the beach, a weekend away, or just getting across town!

Zipcar Vauxhall Corsa-e with branding

Vauxhall Corsa-e

Zipcar Hyundai Ioniq, black with branding

Hyundai Ioniq

Zipcar Nissan Leaf, silver with branding

Nissan Leaf

Get £20 when you charge an EV

If you charge one of our electric cars and end your trip on over 60% charge you'll get £20 driving credit!
Plus, we'll cover the cost of charging, just like we cover the cost of fuel!

Find out more

Electric Vehicle FAQs

Our vision for 2025

We always encourage our members to go a little greener and our city's air a little cleaner; that's why we’ve had plug-in vehicles in our fleet since 2012. So we’ve always known electric is the future. That’s why we’ve developed a 2025 vision that secures that future. With the current growth we expect 800,000 Londoners will be embracing fully electric car-sharing, delivering huge benefits to the city.

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9,000 shared electric cars

Serving all the needs for Londoners with zero tail pipe emissions.

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12,000 fewer private cars

Removed from our roads because car-sharing members are selling or no longer buying their own cars.

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821 million fewer miles

Driven every year thanks to private cars removed from the road and car sharers driving fewer miles as they cycle, walk and use public transport more than average Londoners.

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160,000 tonnes of CO2

Saved every year thanks to the switch away from 120,000 private to 9,000 shared electric cars.

Ready to drive?

Reclaim the driver’s seat (and the radio). Get from A to B, run errands, have an adventure –whatever you need wheels for, it’s time to get around the smarter way.