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Electric car rental arrives in Dublin

Electric car rental arrives in Dublin

Irishman’s pan-European dream of electric car rental UFO Drive rolls into town.

Having already rolled through Luxembourg, Brussels, Hamburg and Cologne, UFO Drive has begun revving up in Dublin.

The brainchild of founder Irishman Aidan McClean, travellers who wish to roam Dublin and Ireland with an electric vehicle can choose from electric cars such as the Tesla Model S, Jaguar I-Pace and the new Nissan Leaf. Other vehicles planned include Hyundai and Audi electric vehicles.

‘Our vision is to continue to expand to other locations across Europe throughout 2019 and ultimately offer UFO Drive on a global level’
– RENAUD MARQUET

Room to vroom

Customers can reserve, locate and drive away their chosen car through the UFO Drive Anroid or iOS app.

Car pickup is from the conveniently located Q-Park in St. Stephen’s Green car park. Eliminating paperwork, the same rules apply to return particularly as the customary pre-drop-off refuelling is eliminated.

The Dublin opening represents UFO Drive’s first collaboration with Q-Park.

Mark Howard, country director for Q-Park Ireland said: “Our safe and secure facilities are an ideal location in the heart of Dublin for users to pick up their vehicles. We also pride ourselves on being one of the greenest operators in Europe so a partnership with a prestigious electric vehicle car rental company is a good fit for us.”

UFO Drive co-founder Renaud Marquet said that Dublin is the latest stop after the company’s business model was proven in Luxembourg, Brussels and Hamburg.

“Our vision is to continue to expand to other locations across Europe throughout 2019 and ultimately offer UFO Drive on a global level. We are well advanced on agreements for additional European locations.”

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