You can now use your Leap card to rent a GoCar. I thought the main idea of leap was to reduce car usage not increase it. Anyway here's the article.
jimmycrackcorm wrote: »
You might as well suggest people shouldn't use taxis.
bigar wrote: »
Allow me to suggest exactly that. Walk or take a bicycle and a public transport for longer distances.
dashcamdanny wrote: »
I find the crazy red light jumper or the guy who cant seem to keep to his own lane always seems to be a GoCar user. I am putting it down to inexperience with the car or even being on the road.
Their insurance must be through the roof.
Stephen15 wrote: »
You can now use your Leap card to rent a GoCar. I thought the main idea of leap was to reduce car usage not increase it. Anyway here's the article.https://irishtechnews.ie/gocar-announces-that-you-can-use-your-leap-card-to-use-gocar-in-dublin/amp/
"We believe if people own a car, they are irrational about how they get about – they are vested in that car. If you offer more alternatives and solutions to break that cycle of car ownership, people make the right decision about where walking is the best, or cycling, using public transport, or occasionally using car sharing"
Makes sense to me.
Car sharing is very much seen as a green initiative so certainly leap car rental is a good move.
I think gocar pricing is excellent.
I rented their larger van for a day last year and went across the country with it for something like 110 quid all in - they pay for the fuel.
Traditional hire companies worked out alot more expensive.
The GoCar has to be left back to the GoCar base you got it from so it doesn't make sense for finishing a journey unless you are doing a round trip.