Topaz and car sharing company GoCar have announced a new partnership to make car sharing easier for more people across Ireland.

The partnership will create four new GoCar bases at Topaz stations in Dalkey, Bray, Limerick, and Navan. The newly installed GoCar vehicles will provide Topaz customers with a sustainable and affordable transport option, allowing them to avail of car sharing for short-term vehicle journeys.

The announcement builds on the existing relationship between Topaz and GoCar, which began in 2014 with a Fuel Card deal that made Topaz the exclusive fuel provider for all GoCar vehicles.

The new GoCar bases at Topaz forecourts will offer a convenient mode of transport for people in need of a car or van on a short-term basis.

The move comes as Topaz gears up to rebrand to Circle K Ireland and is part of an ongoing investment in innovating and expanding its offering beyond traditional services.

GoCar hopes to double its fleet again in 2018, with potential for further expansion of the Topaz partnership down the line.

Fergal Egan, Business Development Manager for Topaz, commented, “As Topaz embarks upon an exciting chapter and continues to grow, we are delighted to announce this partnership with GoCar. We are always seeking new ways to expand our service offerings to customers and partner with innovative companies that stay ahead of the curve. Topaz has been fuelling GoCar through its Fuel Cards since 2014, and we hope that this latest partnership will see our relationship continue to grow into 2018 and beyond.”

Colm Brady, Managing Director of GoCar, said: “We are delighted to build upon our existing relationship with Topaz, introducing new GoCar bases to four forecourts and providing Irish people with additional multimodal transport options to make modern, busy lives a little easier. We’re starting with this initial investment and are hoping to expand further in the future based on drivers’ feedback. The aim of GoCar has always been to make transport more convenient and affordable, and this partnership is another step in helping us bring car sharing to more people across the country.”

The new GoCars are a mix of passenger cars and vans, and are now live on site. Cars are at the Topaz stations in Dalkey and Bray, while vans are located at Topaz in Navan and Limerick.

GoCar is also calling on the public to recommend additional locations for new GoCar bases.