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Hiyacar is a UK based peer to peer car hire platform that allows car owners to make money renting their cars to a vetted community of drivers. Like an “Airbnb for cars”, Hiyacar lets cars that are unused 95% of the time be hired to drivers saving them time, money and hassle. Hiyas are covered by insurance from AXA and AA roadside assistance so that the owner’s insurance and peace of mind is protected.
Hiyacar was founded in 2015 by longtime sharing and car fans, Graeme Risby and Rob Larmour. Supported by angels and three crowdfunding campaigns, Hiyacar launched in 2016 and recent milestones include:
● Creating a community of over 50k members nationwide of which two thirds is in London
● Launching QuickStart, the UK’s first P2P keyless tech solution – allowing cars to be unlocked and started via smartphone providing even simpler, securer car sharing
● Launching the first B2B peer to peer solution in the UK with Adur & Worthing Council
HiyaCar’s mission is to give communities the freedom to have a better life because of car sharing and to be the world’s largest car hire community.