New Car-Sharing Service Launches in Bucharest with Fleet of 150 Hybrids

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CityLink, a new urban mobility service, has launched in Bucharest with a few unique touches to entice potential users, as highlighted in a report by Romanian-Insider. The new service will be anchored by a fleet of 150 hybrid cars.

  • The new car-sharing service, CityLink, launches in Bucharest, with a fleet of 150 Toyota hybrid cars.
  • CityLink will come equipped with a child car seat in every vehicle and offer free parking in the municipality’s public parking lots.
  • The CityLink urban mobility service will also include the later addition of 350 bicycles in bicycle-sharing program.

A new car-sharing service in Romania has officially launched its operations, with Bucharest being the first market for the urban mobility startup.

The company, called CityLink, is rolling out with a fleet of 150 Toyota Yaris Hybrid and Corolla Hybrid cars equipped with child seats in every vehicle, making the service more convenient for parents in need of a vehicle. The app-based service will also offer free parking at all of the municipality’s public parking lots.

CityLink will launch a bike-service this Spring, with 350 bicycles at three different rental stations in Bucharest. The company plans to expand its operations to all major cities in Romania within the next five years.

The growing concerns with traffic congestion in Romania is driving the launch of a lot of new mobility cimpanies like CityLink. (Photo: Getty Images)

The launch of CityLink in Romania comes as traffic and environmental concerns in the country of more the 19 million people continue to mount. Bucharest, a city of nearly two million residents, ranks as the third most congested city in Europe, according to a 2018 Business Review report.


CityLink represents one of a growing number of new companies being launched in Europe to cater to those looking for smarter mobility solutions. Even more, the company’s approach to the car-sharing space, like offering users free parking at city lots, could very well prompt other mobility companies to expand their range of services.

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