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Porsche launches PHEV chauffeur fleet in London

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Porsche is launching a six-month trial of a fleet of plug-in hybrid chauffeur cars in London, offered through Volkswagen Group owned ride hailing service, Gett.

Porsche on Demand

The fleet of 100 vehicles includes the Cayenne and Panamera Plug-in Hybrids.

Offered through Gett’s One Transport platform, which enables black cabs and executive chauffeur vehicles to be booked through a single source, the service will run until May 2018 and offer pickups in central London between Tuesday and Saturday. Journeys within central London will be cost a flat rate of £20, longer trips will be priced according to time and distance, shown in the Gett app.

The fleet of 100 Porsches will include the Panamera and Cayenne plug-in hybrids, as well as the Macan SUV, using drivers trained at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. These will be available to existing Porsche customers, as well as ‘high value’ Gett users who might opt for to buy one of the vehicles in future.

Ragnar Schulte, general manager marketing at Porsche Cars GB said: “This premium travel initiative will last six months with results being used to inform our future strategy for ‘on-demand’, premium transportation. We invite all users to give feedback on this new service.”

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.