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Old 5th August 2014, 10:14   #1
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Default MiCar: Membership-based Selfdrive Car Rental

A new car rental service launched in NCR http://micar.co.in/. I was intrigued when I spotted these cars at the Dwarka Sector-10 metro station. These were brand new Terrano, Polo and Vento. Googled to find out more.

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Micar is India's first membership-based programme wherein you subscribe to yearly plans based on your usage at subsidized rates. A user can hire cars by the hour or by the day. Reservations are made either through the website or via mobile app (coming soon!)
To become a member you need to
- Be over 23 years of age
- Have a Credit/Debit card
- Have a valid 4-wheel driving license
- Have the last 31 day’s credit/debit card statement

Membership levels - Blue, Silver, Gold

Cars - Terrano, Vento and Polo

Rates (excluding taxes) -
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MiCard - Each member will get a MiCard which can be used to 'start' and 'end' a booking. Scanning devices present in vehicles.

Fuel - Covered. There is a petro card you can fill up using that, but need to keep the receipts handy. In case the card doesn't work, the bill can be used to get reimbursement.

PBH - stands for Pre Bought Hours. In other words, a member has to prepay for certain number of hours every month. They can use these PBH for usage and once they exhaust these PBH’s, then they need to pay via their Credit/Debit Cards or online banking. PBH is given to only silver and gold members.

KM limit - There is absolutely no limit. We will only charge you based on the actual kms travelled. Please note that our kilometre reading would be based on the reading given out by our VTS device and not by the car odometer reading

Locations -
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Since it seems to have a yearly membership thingy, I guess this is targeted more towards the local populace than visiting tourists. Also, no mention of any sort of GPS device in the car.
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It looks like they will allow you to take the car on long road trips. How does the VTS device function, through satellite? Coz one might not get 2g/3g signals everywhere.
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Seems like a different concept vs Myles and Zoomcar.

Myles has daily tariffs with unlimited kms where you pay for fuel. Or hourly tariffs inclusive fuel.

Zoom is hour;y or daily with a cap on kms.

Micar is hourly or daily tariffs with kms as extra charges.

Their rates seem similar to Myles but more than Zoom. It makes sense if you are using for less kms as they charge only based on kms used.

Example 1: VW Polo from Myles and Micar.

Myles minimum rental fee is Rs.560 for 2 hours with 50kms inclusive.
Micar is Rs.151/hour + Rs.4.74/km. So if you equate for 2 hours and 50kms it's Rs.539 for the gold package. It's cheaper if you run lesser kms.

With Zoom Figo it comes to Rs.400 for 4 hours and 40kms minimum.

Example 2: VW Vento : Zoom vs Myles vs Micar

Hourly usage:
Zoom:
Rs.300 for 4 hours including 40kms (Weekdays)
Rs.500 for 4 hours including 40kms (Weekends)

Myles:
Rs.741 for 2 hours including 50kms

Micar:
Rs.433 for 2 hours and 40kms (Gold package)

Example 3: VW Vento : Zoom vs Myles vs Micar

Daily rent:

Zoom:
Rs.1,800 for 240kms (Weekdays)
Rs.2,400 for 240kms (Weekends)

Myles:
Rs.2249 Unlimited kms but you pay for fuel

Micar:
Rs. 3,117 for 240kms. (Gold plan)

Looking at the above Micar is somewhere in the middle.

- Zoom has the best hourly and daily plans but the daily plan works only if you use for less than 240kms.
- Myles is the best if you are going for long distances more than 240kms or your using only for short trips much lesser than 240kms.
- Micar is somewhere in the middle. It will work for short trips only but not for long drives.

*Disclaimer: I used the Zoom rates from Bangalore since they are not there in Delhi yet. Micar is expected in Bangalore as well.
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Seems like a different concept vs Myles and Zoomcar.

Myles has daily tariffs with unlimited kms where you pay for fuel. Or hourly tariffs inclusive fuel.

Zoom is hour;y or daily with a cap on kms.

Micar is hourly or daily tariffs with kms as extra charges.

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Looking at the above Micar is somewhere in the middle.

- Zoom has the best hourly and daily plans but the daily plan works only if you use for less than 240kms.
- Myles is the best if you are going for long distances more than 240kms or your using only for short trips much lesser than 240kms.
- Micar is somewhere in the middle. It will work for short trips only but not for long drives.

*Disclaimer: I used the Zoom rates from Bangalore since they are not there in Delhi yet. Micar is expected in Bangalore as well.
The only thing that stuck me while checking all 3 of these was how simple it was to know and understand the pricing of zoom. The most confusing was MiCar. You have membership levels, then you have some prepaid kms which you can use on some days but not on others. Charging based on kms or hours, fuel fills using petro cards or reimbursements if you fill on your own etc etc.

I feel they should have kept it simple initially, at least easy for the public at large to grasp. No one will stick around and spend 15-20 mins trying to figure out what the pricing is all about!
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