The French Startup Drivy is developing in another European country. This time, the company is launching in the UK. At the moment, the service is primarily based in London and it will gradually expand across the UK throughout the year 2018.
The company has been cautious about international deployment, with only six European countries in seven years. Drivy already has 1.5 million users in France, Germany, Spain, Austria and Belgium.
Drivy raised $ 35 million to become the largest car rental market in Europe. And now that major European cities are promoting public transport and bicycles, a market like Drivy makes a lot of sense.
Most cars remain unused on a parking spot for days or even weeks. Drivy allows you to list your car so that other users can rent it and bring it back later. The company has signed an agreement with Allianz to insure your car.
As for the customers, you can easily find a car around you on Drivy if you live in a dense city. In some cases, you can even unlock your car with your phone as on Zipcar. Some super-users list several cars on Drivy thanks to this automated system called Drivy Open.
The startup wants to attract as many car owners as possible to the UK. That is why you will get a minimum monthly income of £ 250 for the registration of a car, even if no one is renting it. After a while, Drivy will probably eliminate this bonus when there are enough customers.
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