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How Zazcar, the Car-Free Car Rental App Works | Productivity

Zazcar is a car sharing company with application available for Android and iPhone (iOS). Created in So Paulo, in 2010, its objective is to facilitate the access of the people of São Paulo to vehicles, avoiding the need for concern with bureaucracies of their own car. Insurance, fees, taxes and fuel have their values ​​included in the services offered by the app, which also offers special packages for Uber drivers.

The app, created three years ago, lets you find vehicles on your smartphone with ease. The values ​​vary according to the need of the users, adding up to the mileage time used. The user needs to register to choose one of the cars available in more than 100 points of the city so far, Zazcar works only in So Paulo. O TechTudo separated a series of questions and answers about Zazcar.

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Zazcar: Meet the Car Sharing Application Photo: Rubens Achilles / TechTudoZazcar: Meet the Car Sharing Application Photo: Rubens Achilles / TechTudo

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Zazcar is a car sharing company whose services are available 24 hours a day, every day of the week. The user pays only for the time the vehicle was used, plus mileage round. Access to services must be made after registration in the company's system, which requires the user to be over 21 years of age and have a driver's license for at least one year. In addition, you will need to add a credit card to the app, which must review and approve the application within 24 hours.

After confirming the registration, the user will have access to the company's cars, located in more than 100 points of the city of So Paulo. Just choose the one that best fits your needs, confirm its use and pick it up. Order cancellation can be done within five minutes, and the user must pick up the car within half an hour after booking.

Zazcar unlocks the car via bluetooth with the Photo: Divulgao / Zazcar appZazcar unlocks the car via bluetooth with the Photo: Divulgao / Zazcar app

Zazcar unlocks the car via bluetooth with the Photo: Divulgao / Zazcar app

When you get to the vehicle, the app should be used to open your door via Bluetooth and the keys can be found inside the glove compartment. After performing the desired tasks with the car, return it to the same location from which it was taken. Cleaning the car is Zazcar's responsibility, but it's always good to leave it in the same condition as it was found.

Zazcar offers different payment packages for its users. With the "Free" package, the amount charged is calculated by the time of use and the mileage traveled. Only $ 10 per hour, added to $ 0.50 per kilometer. The 12h package costs $ 80 plus $ 0.50 / km, and the additional hour $ 6.67. The 24 hour version charges R $ 132 plus R $ 0.50 / km, with R $ 5.50 each additional hour. Finally, the 48h package costs $ 240 plus $ 0.50 / km, and the additional hour leaves for $ 5. In addition, the company points out that during the week all prices are promoted. The charge is made through the registered credit card and is saved in the customer's usage history.

  You can pay by the hour or choose one of Zazcar's plans Photo: Divulgao / Zazcar  You can pay by the hour or choose one of Zazcar's plans Photo: Divulgao / Zazcar

You can pay by the hour or choose one of Zazcar's plans Photo: Divulgao / Zazcar

How to find the cars?

After making the necessary registration, the user will have access to a map that tells the location of the company's cars, the number of vehicles available at that location and their distance from the options. By clicking on the desired location, the application displays the candidate information: exchange (manual or automatic), type (compact or sedan), and amount of fuel. The app also informs all the plans that are available for that vehicle.

How to make supplies?

Zazcar provides a fuel card for each of its cars, which, like keys, can be found in the glove compartment. To fuel the vehicle, just go to one of the company's agreed posts and use the object, which is funded by Zazcar. The fuel price is already included in the price paid for the use of the service.

Zazcar displays map to locate cars; app already includes the supply of vehicles Photo: Divulgao / ZazcarZazcar displays map to locate cars; app already includes the supply of vehicles Photo: Divulgao / Zazcar

Zazcar displays map to locate cars; app already includes the supply of vehicles Photo: Divulgao / Zazcar

Is it worth it for Uber drivers?

Zazcar also has exclusive packages for those who want to rent company cars and do jobs as a Uber driver. To make use of this service, a pre-authorization payment is required, the amount of which varies according to the package chosen. In "Uber Livre", for example, the hourly price of $ 4.90 plus $ 0.50 / km, with advance payment of $ 250 and minimum value of $ 40. Already with "Uber 5 days ", the value of the package of R $ 359 plus 0,50 / km, with value of R $ 2,92 for the additional hour and pre-authorization of R $ 800.

What are the main competitors?

Also active only in the city of So Paulo, Urbano LD was created in 2017, and uses only BMW and Smart electric cars, with a total of 65 vehicles. Turbi, which is also restricted to São Paulo, currently has 60 cars. Another option for paulistanos is GO GO Car: learn how to rent cars in the tutorial of TechTudo.

Vamo, however, is an option for the residents of Fortaleza. It was created through a partnership between the local city government and Sertell, a technology solutions company for mobility, and Hapvida, a health plan operator in the North and Northeast. The company has 20 electric cars and 12 charging stations in the city.

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