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Streetcar (carsharing)

Streetcar (carsharing)
Company nameStreetcar
Company typeCorporation
HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
Key peopleBrett Akker, Andrew Valentine

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Streetcar is the United Kingdom's largest carsharing company, with over 75,000 members.[ Vehicles are parked in a dense network of dedicated spaces primarily in London, but also across a total of 10 UK cities including Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oxford, Guildford, Maidstone and Southampton. Members can book vehicles from 30 minutes up to six months, online or by phone. A smartcard is used to pick up and return the car at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.

On 21 April 2010, Streetcar and Zipcar announced a merger of their rival operations. The fleets will be merged under the Zipcar brand and in-vehicle technology and will give the combined membership of both companies access to more than 1,000 vehicles around England, as well as international access to vehicles in Zipcar's existing markets across the United States, and Canada. The merger plan resulted in a request from the Office of Fair Trading for an enquiry by the British Competition Commission, which is expected to deliver its report in January 2011, as a merger would mean that the combined company would control 80-90% of the UK market.

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