Volkswagen announces car-sharing program Quicar, to be launched in Hanover, Germany

By on May 14, 2011 in Europe, Lifestyle, Travel Comments

Volkswagen announced its own car-sharing program called Quicar, which is to be launched in Hanover, Germany this autumn.

Hanover Mayor Stephan Weil (L) and VW’s Christian
Klingler with Quicar, VW’s first car-sharing vehicles

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As reported on its official website on Thursday, May 12, Volkswagen is set to offer its customers to enter to their car-sharing program called “Quicar: Share a Volkswagen“.

According to Volkswagen, 200 VW Golf Bluemotion cars will be the first ones to be offered and will start in Hanover, the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony.

Golf Bluemotion was noted to be powered by a 1.6-liter TDI diesel engine with an average fuel consumption of 62 miles per gallon (3.8 liters per 100 kilometers).

“It is very interesting to know that there is now an innovative transport concept for our city.” Honover Mayor Stephan Weil told the report.

“We are pleased that Volkswagen will launch a car sharing project here.” The mayor added, noting that there are around 520,000 residents in his city.

Apparently, Volkswagen’s car-sharing program will start in 50 locations in accepting and delivery of the Golf Bluemotion cars, but the car manufacturer said that the stations may reach to 100 later.

Besides the Golf Bluemotion, other VW models which are being to be included later are VW Caddy and the 2012 VW Beetle, which was recently launched at the New York International Auto Show.

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