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Travel after lockdown: How is London moving?

In March, the UK government advised everyone to avoid any and all non-essential travel. As a result, movement around major cities was reduced drastically. In London in particular, where previously...

Car sharing emissions; What we are doing at hiyacar

Cars play a huge part in our societies. If we are to continue our reliance on cars then it needs to be more sustainable; that means fewer cars, used more....

Our insurance just got cheaper

Today we have announced a reduction in our insurance premiums for all our members across the board as well as additional reductions on our shorter bookings.

Emergency Services Discount

When we heard about the lengths our front line staff were going to during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to get involved and do our little bit...

Safe, clean car sharing during COVID-19

Safety has always been our number one priority and now, due to the current pandemic, it is even more important. In this post, there are instructions for both drivers and...

Hiyacar helps NHS workers #NipHomeSafe with Fold7

Campaign promoting free peer-to-peer car hire for NHS staff and emergency volunteers launches across London

Don’t write off the car, write it into the future

An open letter to Sadiq Khan Dear Sadiq Khan, In response to an article, you tweeted from ITV on post lockdown London, we wanted to express our views with the...

Moving a Medium blog to Jekyll, Netlify & Cloudflare Workers

We recently moved our blog away from Medium, replacing it with several services working together. Here’s why and how.

Putting cars to the best possible use

Our blogs have always been an open view into hiyacar so we wanted to continue that theme as we potentially pass the peak of the COVID-19 but are a long...

Shaking off the 'Airbnb for cars' tag

Back in 2015 when it was just Graeme and myself, planning out what we wanted hiyacar to be, we found the easiest way to communicate to the public was as...

Back live & on a pathway to sustainability

After 2 months of downtime we are now fully operational again and our insurance pricing has caused a bit of a stir amongst our members. We have been very vocal...

All startups seem to use OKR's. Do you? Here's why we ditched them

In our early days we were introduced to OKR’s by a very big and successful company and thought they would be a great addition to hiyacar. They would give the...