Indian hire car firm Revv has just added the city of Hyderabad to its portfolio of locations. Founding partner Karan Jain said the central Indian city had massive potential for car rental and was the logical choice to add to its New Delhi operation.
He continued by saying that Revv was starting its Hyderabad operation with 50 vehicles which includes upmarket saloons and three-door compact hatchbacks. He added that the city had the potential for a fleet of up to 300 cars and could realise this within the next 12 months.
Revv takes the bespoke service that bit further and will deliver to locations city-wide on all rentals even if they are just for one hour. To make sure this personal service is economically feasible, Revv’s delivery drivers take fold-up electric bikes with them so that they can get back to the depot quickly and at minimum cost.
Mr Jain and partner Anupam Agarwal set up Revv in the middle of last year. The former says that after Hyderabad, Revv will launch in the southern city of Bengaluru. This is due to take place over the next fortnight.
Jain said the company’s plan was to launch in one, or possibly two, new Indian cities every month once Bengaluru was up and running. Motor industry analysts in India say Revv is basing its long-term strategy on the premise that Indian drivers will find it easier and cheaper to rent vehicles when they need them instead of buying.