James’s Blog: Fiat 500 comes to town!

Me test driving the new Fiat 500 TwinAir at
our Concordia Street bay, Leeds

We are keen to keep driving down the carbon emissions of our fleet, that’s why over the last couple of weeks we’ve been replacing some of our older cars with the brand new and extremely economical Fiat 500 TwinAir’s. Not only do these cars boast the lowest emission petrol engine in the world, they are excellent to drive, look fantastic and have some great gadgets too! So much so I couldn’t resist taking one for a spin myself when visiting our head office in Leeds last week! I have to say that I was very impressed with the Bluetooth hands free system and particularly the fact I could use it to play the music I have stored on my iPhone. Another gadget to note is the stop/start technology; this is designed to reduce emissions. When you come to a stop, put the gearbox in neutral and take your foot off the clutch, the engine stops. Don’t panic as it will start up again as soon as you engage the clutch – it’s a clever piece of technology.  I think the glass roof deserves a mention too; it’s perfect for letting in those summer rays, or more than likely to tell whether or not you need to get your brolly out!

We’ve already had lots of positive feedback from members which is great to see. I’ve been reading through the latest Tweets on our Twitter page, and it seems lots of you are having good fun getting out and about in them (and showing off to your friends).

You’ll be pleased to know that by the end of September there will be 100 of these great little cars available for you to book up and down the country. If you’d like one nearer to you, do let us know by emailing home@citycarclub.co.uk and we will see what we can do.

In the meantime I hope you continue to enjoy driving these new City Cars, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for many more new cars to come over the next few months.


So convenient and a joy to use the service! Rod

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