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UAE carshare firm ekar inks deal for 200 new vehicles

Company announces a partnership with Autorent Middle East to boost options for customers

UAE carshare firm ekar inks deal for 200 new vehicles

UAE-founded ekar has announced a partnership with Autorent Middle East to add 200 vehicles to its fleet.

The move comes as ekar aims to dominate the carshare space in the UAE offering mobility solutions and a wide range of fleet options, the company said in a statement.

“Now in our second year of operations, we continue to strive to provide the most comprehensive fleet options to our 50,000 customers – our ekar family. The strategic partnership with Autorent will give a wider fleet reach in addition to even more models of car to choose from,” said Vilhelm Hedberg, CEO ekar Middle East.

He said that for every one carshare car on the road means there are seven owned cars off the road thereby contributing largely to the decrease in air pollution.

ekar formally launched in January 2016 with Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, later with Emirates Airlines, and also in January 2017 with the Road and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) with 100 cars spread across Dubai.

Rajkumar MK, COO of Autorent Car Rental, said: “We are glad to partner with ekar as we believe future is moving towards car sharing. The positive enablers of car sharing business such as mobility, end user convenience, technology will have transformative impact on eco-system of this industry."

ekar said it uses instant reservations and smart access technology, providing a network of vehicles for on-demand rent in the UAE.

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