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TV Star Darren Kennedy in the driving seat for GoCar

TV Star Darren Kennedy was in Dublin City centre today to celebrate GoCar, Ireland’s only car sharing club reaching the milestone of 100 GoCar vehicles in the city. Kennedy, a frequent user of the service joined in the celebrations with the car sharing club hoping to celebrate another milestone shortly in surpassing 20,000 trips in2015.

Darren Kennedy
Darren Kennedy


GoCar also enjoys a membership base of over 4,000 people. Membership growth for GoCar can be largely attributed to the license granted by Dublin City Council in July 2013 to operate on-street from their 30,000 pay-and-display parking spaces. This license enabled GoCar to initially place 50 vehicles from 31 pay-and-display locations in highly visible and convenient locations.

At the celebrations, Darren Kennedy commented; “Like so many others, my schedule can be quite intense and hectic at times therefore GoCar is a fantastic option for me when I need to dash to a meeting, event or work gig around the city. As someone who needs to get from A to B quickly, GoCar is ideal from my point of view, so easy to use and the on-street parking is a real plus to the service. The cars are always in pristine condition and the locations are ideal too.”

Niall Carson, Business Development Manager at GoCar Ireland commented; “Darren’s situation is a classic case in point of how GoCar is providing a convenient and cost effective travel solution to Dublin and Cork drivers. People need to travel, but that no longer means they need to own a car.”

“Since we launched the service, the demand has continually grown, to such a point now where we have expanded our fleet to 100 vehicles to cater for this”.

GoCar works on a pay-per-trip basis which allows users the freedom to access a vehicle as and when they need it for as little as an hour at a time. Members using on-street GoCars aren’t charged for parking at any pay-and-display parking space, allowing users to budget for the essential vehicle trip they wish to make while removing the stress and cost associated with NCT’s, vehicle servicing and insurance premium