Damage to two GoCars in Blackpitts, Dublin 8 from suspected arson attacks last night
The GOCar car sharing service was last night hit by two separate incidents of suspected arson on their vehicles.
GoCar Head Of Operations Jonathan Roche responding to the attacks in Dublin 8, said:
“As a small Irish business, an attack on two vehicles worth €15,000 each is obviously a huge disappointment for us, but it is an isolated incident and we’re reassured by how swiftly and thoroughly the Gardai have been dealing with it.
This is an ongoing investigation so we cannot currently comment any further on details of the suspected arson.
These 2 cars are consistently very busy, and with them off the road our members are inconvenienced and we’re losing out on essential revenue.
Our cars are like our shop for any small Irish store, and this attack will cause many knock-on effects for our business with a small team.
We’re confident the benefits of GoCar are being felt by both members and non-members, as each GoCar takes up to 14 private cars off the streets of Dublin and Cork”
Pics via Darragh Genockey
Further to August’s clamp incident drama.
The charred remains of a GoCar vehicle (above) at the weekend [part of a Dublin-based start-up’s ‘car by the hour’ scheme].
Thieves broke into the car on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin.
But thanks to an “advanced mobilising system” the car wouldn’t start.
So they set fire to it.
Sez Colm Brady, GoCar MD:
“ The car is now completely written off and it has cost GoCar over €10,000. That is a bitter pill for any company to swallow.”
Previously: By The Hour
Thanks Mick O’Keefe
Commons Street, IFSC, Dublin, moments ago.
No ONE is safe.
Previously: By The Hour, You Say?
Thanks Damien Furlong
A GoCar swipe card (top) and two of the 50 GoCar vehicles available to hire by the hour at a this-changes-everything launch outside the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin, this afternoon.
Hiring a GoCar will cost between €3-6 per hour and Barrow Street, Stoneybatter and Arran Quay are among the 31 GoCar locations in Dublin.
And the best part?
Members won’t be charged at any pay-and-display parking space “as this is covered by the permit fee GoCar pays to [Dublin City] council”.
(Mark Hutton/Photocall Ireland)