BMW partners up with Avis: the BMW i3, South Africa’s most successful electric car, has recently joined the Point 2 Point Avis Fleet in Johannesburg.
For the first time in South Africa, an electric car will be available to rent with Point 2 Point Avis Fleet. Now you have the option to choose the BMW i3 as your Avis rental and experience the most successful electric car in South Africa.
Point 2 Point is a service offered by Avis that provides customers a professional destination chauffeur service in the three major cities in South Africa – Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Recently, Avis purchased three BMW i3 vehicles for their Point 2 Point fleet as well as BMW i8 cars for their luxury fleet. These eco-friendly purchases is part of Avis’ ongoing initiative to lower CO2 emissions in the environment as well as to introduce alternative energy vehicles in its rental fleet.
Selling more than 60 000 units of the BMW i3 worldwide, it is only fitting that South Africa’s leading car rental company expand their rentals to include electric premium and super cars to their ranks.
“The local and global success of the BMW i models offers clear evidence of the growing interest in sustainable personal mobility. Achieving even greater market penetration of all-electric and plug-in hybrid drive systems depends not only on attractive cars but also committed rental companies like Avis,” says Mr Tim Abbott, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Sahara.
“With the roll out of the BMW i solar carport, the BMW Group is demonstrating its commitment of shaping the future of individual mobility – not only with ground-breaking products and services, but also with the global as well as local involvement in the expansion of home and publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electrically powered vehicles. With innovative services like the solar carport, BMW is the first vehicle manufacturer to offer such a broad-based EV smart-charging product to reduce costs for customers,” says Abbott.
Next time you travel and require a rental car, be sure to try out the electric power of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 with Avis’ Point 2 Point fleet.