Streetcar to offer members 'free' fuelBut prices for some rentals are increasing

19 June 2009

Streetcar car club is to offer an electric Prius

Streetcar is to offer its members 'free' fuel

The UK’s biggest car club is to offer free fuel with some of its rentals.

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Streetcar, which operates primarily in London, said members who take advantage of its new ‘all-inclusive’ deal will be able to drive up to 200 miles a day without splashing out on fuel.

But the offer is only open to people who borrow a vehicle for more than 48 hours at a time, and Streetcar has simultaneously added £10 to the standard day rate for its two most popular vehicles (the and ).

Free congestion charge

However, from 1 July, Streetcar will be absorbing the cost of the London congestion charge – something other car clubs like Zipcar already offer.

‘We still believe that because of our environmental benefits, Streetcars should be exempted from the charge,’ a Streetcar spokesperson said.

‘However, until that happens, we recognise that it is currently very difficult for members who live in the zone to reclaim the charge from Transport for London. Until this is resolved Streetcar will absorb all congestion charge costs.’

Electric Prius from Streetcar

In a separate move, Streetcar announced it will be adding a new plug-in hybrid car to its line-up. The Amberjac Toyota Prius, which can be charged through a domestic power socket, has an electric-only range of around 35 miles. Streetcar members will be able to rent the Amberjac Prius for £5.95 an hour.

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