Fast-growing car-sharing platform SOCAR has just announced that it has hit a new milestone with its fleet – now 400-car strong. It has taken the company just a little over a month to achieve this new number, after hitting the 300-car mark in May. The South Korean startup also revealed that it has expanded availability of its service to over 200 zones.
Since it entered the Malaysian market in January, SOCAR has been working hard in increasing availability of its services and expanding its fleet. It aims to grow its fleet to 1,000 cars by the end of the year. Judging from the pace it is adding new vehicles to the mix, it’s a realistic target.
In slightly over a month, the service has added 73 new zones covering 18 neighbourhoods around Klang Valley and Cyberjaya.
A strong proponent of “multi-flexing,” SOCAR knows that availability of its service is crucial. So, the more areas or zones people can rent SOCAR, the better.
As important as availability is affordability. One of SOCAR’s key selling propositions is how cheap it is to rent a car, whether it’s for a couple of hours, or days. Rates start from as low as MYR8 per hour with various types of cars including super minis, C-segment (and now D-segment) sedans, SUV/MPV as well as sporty hatches like the 3-door MINI. It recently added a hybrid vehicle to the mix – the BMW 330e luxury sedan.
With regular promos like the current “7878” promo, rides can be even cheaper, encouraging to use the service more frequently or entice more people to try out the service.
The other fantastic thing about SOCAR is that petrol is included for free – up to 30km per hour, or 300km per day. There’s a petrol card included in each car so that it’s easy to fill up when the car’s low on fuel.
Each SOCAR also has a designated parking spot, whether it’s in the basement of a building or shopping complex, office block or even LRT station.
Adding a new dimension to its service is its free D2D (door-to-door) feature where you can have a SOCAR delivered to your doorstep, currently limited to Bangsar and Mont Kiara.
Here’s the list of new SOCAR zones:
|Ampang Jaya||AMPANG POINT|
|Ampang Jaya||Axis Fiesta|
|Ampang Jaya||Caltex Pen Cempaka|
|Ampang Jaya||DAGANG CAHAYA|
|Ampang Jaya||LRT Cempaka|
|Ampang Jaya||LRT Pandan Indah|
|Ampang Jaya||LRT Pandan Jaya|
|Ampang Jaya||Putri Park Plaza|
|Ampang Jaya||Ukay Boulevard|
|Bukit Bintang||Jalan Ampang (Old SJKC Lai Meng)|
|Cheras||DBKL Taman Segar|
|Cyber Jaya||CBD Perdana 3|
|Cyber Jaya||Centrus Mall|
|Cyber Jaya||Century Square|
|Cyber Jaya||CoPlace 1|
|Cyber Jaya||MaGIC Campus|
|Cyber Jaya||Wisma Mustapha Kamal|
|Pandan Indah||Pandan Capital Shopping Mall|
|Petaling Jaya||Atria Shopping Centre (East)|
|Petaling Jaya||Atria Shopping Centre (West)|
|Petaling Jaya||Caltex Jalan Selangor|
|Petaling Jaya||Caltex Sea Park|
|Petaling Jaya||Citta Mall|
|Petaling Jaya||Damansara Intan|
|Petaling Jaya||FAS Business Avenue|
|Petaling Jaya||Glomac Business Centre|
|Petaling Jaya||INTAN Square|
|Petaling Jaya||Jalan 19/29|
|Petaling Jaya||Jaya Shopping Centre|
|Petaling Jaya||Leisure Commerce Square|
|Petaling Jaya||LRT Ara damansara|
|Petaling Jaya||Menara Choy Fook Onn|
|Petaling Jaya||Menara Ken TTDI|
|Petaling Jaya||Metropolitan Square|
|Petaling Jaya||Millennium Square PJ|
|Petaling Jaya||PETALING UTAMA AVENUE|
|Petaling Jaya||Phileo Damansara 1|
|Petaling Jaya||PJ21 Commercial Centre|
|Petaling Jaya||Plaza Taragon|
|Puchong||LRT IOI Puchong Jaya|
|Puchong||LRT Pusat Bandar Puchong|
|Puchong||M Square Millenia Mall|
|Putra Jaya||IOI City mall|
|Seri Kembangan||The Mines Shopping Fair Mall|
|Shah alam||Arte Subang West|
|Shah Alam||Selaman Bizpark|
|Shah Alam||Vista Alam|
|Sri Petaling||CENTRAL RESIDENCE|
|Sri Petaling||Endah Parade|
|Sri Petaling||Parklane OUG|
|Sri Petaling||PLAZA OUG|
|Sri Petaling||WISMA DCNA|
|Subang Jaya||Dorsett Grand Subang|
|Subang Jaya||Jaya square|
|Subang Jaya||LRT USJ21 Multistorey Car Park|
|Subang Jaya||MYDIN Subang|
|Subang Jaya||Nautica Lakesuites Condo|
|Subang Jaya||Taylor’s Lakeside|
|Wangsa Maju||Platinum Hill PV7|
|Wangsa Maju||Plaza Idaman|
|Wangsa maju||Residensi PV21|
|Wangsa Maju||Setapak Central Mall|
|Wangsa Maju||Wisma Lee Kay Huan|
|18 Neighbourhoods||73 New SOCAR Zones|
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