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#259918 30-Oct-2019 18:40
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Loop is a car share platform along the like of Lime scooter and others.


They appear to be a start up company from Hamilton that started up in August this year I believe.


You have an app from the Apple/Google app store.


Once you register after providing the usual Credit card details and uploading Drivers licence details your are charged $20 which goes into your account credit.


I havnt used it myself but the concept looks very useful and the fees are quite reasonable.


0.25 c/min, $15/hr,$75/day. There are no up front costs.


You pick it up from designated areas and have to return to that location. I believe there is a $15 fee for one way useage.


There is an overnight fee which is I think $30.


Designed for the casual users that need a vehicle. 


Im sure they will go nation wide soon.


Dedicated parking locations in the central city area-with signage


The common cars available are VW Golf, Holden Trax


Now who would use such a service??



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  #2346419 30-Oct-2019 19:31
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Same people who would use any of the other car share services , there are plenty of them starting up round Nz ...


Time will tell if it’s a workable model

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  #2346424 30-Oct-2019 19:55
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Living in Wellington I know so many people who don't need to own a car, and can't justify the costs of owning one, but use services like Mevo/Yourdrive/Cityhop to rent a car by the hour when they occasionally need one. Mevo cars are free-floating within a certain zone, which is even handier as you can do one-way trips with no extra charge.


It'll be interesting to see how these are used in a city like Hamilton, which is a lot more car-friendly than Wellington, and where (anecdotally) it seems more people own and use cars.


I'm disappointed they've chosen ICE vehicles rather than EVs, or plug-in hybrids, but car-sharing like this is the future of mobility.



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  #2346446 30-Oct-2019 20:54
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I wasn't aware of so many off shute companies offering similiar services in other cities in NZ


Yes be interesting to see how it performs in a city like Hamilton.



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  #2348710 5-Nov-2019 23:21
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How does it work in practice for fuel. Is every user expected to top the tank?

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