A new BMW for less than £7
Both new BMWs will be available to rent by the hour, day, week or month, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members can reserve a car online or over the phone, with bookings taking just 60 seconds to reach the car. Unlocked remotely by a smartcard, members can have access to their booking in as little as 30 minutes.
Both BMW models come complete with the full suite of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies ensuring better economy and emissions, whilst still guaranteeing a dynamic BMW drive. A BMW 1 Series is available at £6.95 an hour while a BMW 3 Series can be hired for £8.95.
Stephen Chater, Corporate Sales Manager, said: "We are delighted to have won this important new business opportunity with Streetcar, providing an ideal route for people to drive a BMW first hand for as long, or as short, a period as they need. By offering BMWs with EfficientDynamics technologies Streetcar is also fulfilling its longterm environmental aims while at the same time offering members more miles for their money."
Streetcar has become a popular alternative for people who need the occasional use of a vehicle rather than having to pay for the full running costs of the normal ownership experience. Membership has more than doubled in the past 12 months. Boasting more than 1,000 locations across a seven cities; London, Brighton, Cambridge, Southampton, Guildford, Maidstone and Oxford, Streetcar aims to increase this to 2000 by 2011.
Further details can be gained via www.streetcar.co.uk.
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The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 24 production facilities in 13 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
The BMW Group achieved a global sales volume of more than 1.43 million automobiles and over 101,000 motorcycles for the 2008 financial year. Revenues for 2008 totalled EUR 53.2 billion, with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 921 million. The company employed a global workforce of approximately 98,000 associates on 30 September 2009.
The success of the BMW Group has always been built on longterm thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last five years.