Malaysia’s leading car-sharing platform, SOCAR announced its plan to put youth in the driver’s seat by lowering the minimum age requirement and provide free lifetime memberships for 19 year-olds who have a full Competent Driving License (CDL).
Targeted at students who begin a new chapter through college and university enrolments, they are encouraged to be more independent to manage study commitments and achieve their ambitions. SOCAR aims to provide these students with the opportunity to be behind the wheel of their own future through car-sharing.
SOCAR’s footprint in Malaysia has grown exponentially with over 1,400 cars to drive and 750 accessible zones in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor and Penang.
To provide students with maximum flexibility, affordability and convenience, it’s actively working with local universities to develop new zones on campuses or within the area.
“Not everyone has the privilege of owning their own car, especially when they are still students but we believe that their freedom should not be limited just because of that. With car-sharing everyone with a Competent Driving License now has the privilege of ‘owning’ a car even if it’s just for a few hours providing independence, flexibility and convenience even to the younger generation,” – Leon Foong, CEO of SOCAR Malaysia.
For all new members aged 20 or below, SOCAR allows reservations for selected cars including Perodua Axia, Proton Iriz, Kia Picanto, Perodua Myvi, Perodua Bezza, Honda City and Toyota Vios.
With more than 18 car models to drive, free mileage, insurance and maintenance covered, it will also reward free lifetime membership worth RM50 to all new members who sign up from 26 March – 30 April 2019.
SOCAR Malaysia is a car-sharing startup that aims to change the landscape of Malaysian transportation by bringing in a new era of multiflex mobility. Prior to launching in Malaysia, SOCAR Korea has brought car-sharing to millions of South Koreans and grown its fleet to almost 9000 cars.
SOCAR Malaysia is the company’s first overseas expansion and aims to give people the convenience of driving a car without the commitment of owning one. With its mobile application, it will make car-sharing convenient for everyone by allowing members to book and unlock cars on its platform with just a few taps.
All cars on the platform are keyless and prices are inclusive of petrol and insurance (comprehensive and personal accident coverage). Over the next 12 months, the company aims to grow their fleet to over 2,500 cars and bring the convenience and joy of car-sharing to hundreds of thousands of members across Malaysia.
For more information, log on to www.socar.my