Zipcar is moving into the plug-in realm on the old continent this week with an announcement from London. Zipcar is adding two plug-in vehicles, a converted Toyota Prius PHEV and an all-electric Citroën C1, to the fleet the company operates in central London with the Westminster City Council. The C1 is not an official Citroën product but the EV'IE as converted by Electric Car Corporation Plc. Zipcar's car club will have 20 cars total, including 20 hybrids. By September, the fleet will grow to 100 vehicles throughout Westminster, with a goal of 400 vehicles available by 2012, about 120 of which will be hybrids.
This is a good move for plug-in fans. The car-sharing service claims they will head into the black in the near future, which means that Zipcar is likely to be around for a while and help the transition to cars with plugs. Back in February, Zipcar added its first plug-in car out in San Francisco. We can't imagine that the London announcement will be the last.