Written by Joelle Chew
As we are celebrating a big milestone this week, we would like to take a walk down memory lane and look back at how far we have come.
Our story started with one man, one Perodua Viva, and an ambition to transform the transportation landscape in Malaysia.
In 2015, our founder, TJ Tan realised how inconvenient renting a car is in Malaysia during his annual visit back home. After living and working in Sydney for almost 10 years, TJ decided to return home and embark on a mission to evolutionise our local transportation landscape — by introducing the car sharing concept.
Voilà! That was how GoCar came about.
GoCar started out with a Perodua Viva at Shaftsbury Residences (which is one of our popular locations today), and soon enough we received too many requests for one car to accommodate. After the acquisition by Mayflower Car Rental last February, we watched the number of cars in our fleet grow from tens to a hundred, serving from 50 to 13,000 GoCar members at any time of the day the reservation is made.
Fast forward to where we are today. Now, we have 100 GoCars on the road and over 50 locations across Klang Valley and Langkawi!
We could not have done it without our car sharing community — GoCar members, location partners, business partners, friends, families, people who believe in the sharing economy. We want to thank you for joining us on this journey to reduce cars on the road, change mindsets about car ownership, and evolutionise public commute and urban mobility in Malaysia.
As 2017 is coming to an end, we are paving way to make more things happen next year. Our plans include introducing GoCar to urban cities in other states in Malaysia, placing GoCars at new areas within Klang Valley, and getting different types of cars in our fleet to provide versatility for your trips.
Have suggestions? Leave us a comment below and tell us what you would like to see from GoCar next.
Thank you for your continual support and effort to #TakeGoCar!