This week Thrifty launched their new fleet of scooters – available at their two Picton locations through summer.

The EURO 50, 49cc scooters will be available from December 16 2014 and will give visitors to the region another option for getting around.

Thrifty’s General Manager Emma Gardiner thinks the scooters will be an attractive option for international visitors, particularly backpackers as well as Kiwi holiday makers wanting to explore the Marlborough region.

“The scooters look really stylish, are economical on fuel, affordable to hire and easy to park. If you are camping in say Waikawa Bay, they’d be a great way to nip into town for supplies” says Ms Gardiner. “We think they’ll be a lot of fun, but they’ll also make a lot of sense for visitors who aren’t travelling far but want to have a good look around.”

Tracy Johnston, General Manager, Destination Marlborough says “This is a brilliant idea and provides another great option for visitors to set off and explore the seaport town of Picton and discover some wonderful vantage points of the Marlborough Sounds.”

The scooters are available for hire to anyone holding a valid full drivers’ licence for $52 per day including insurance, a helmet and a high-vis safety vest.

The EURO 50 Scooter features:

  • 4 stroke; 49cc engine
  • 6 litre fuel tank; 1 litre of fuel per 50km
  • Luggage storage – enough to fit your swimming gear or a bag of shopping

Thrifty has two locations in Picton including 109 High Street and at the Ferry Terminal. The scooters will be available from December 16 2014.

While the scooters will only be available at Thrifty’s Picton locations, the company will review the success of the project and consider offering scooters for hire at other locations in the future.

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About Thrifty

Kingmill Pty Ltd, trading as Thrifty Car Rental is 100% owned by the NRMA Motoring & Services.
Thrifty has a modern fleet of more than 14,000 vehicles and offers great value car hire and friendly customer service in more than 210 locations across Australia and 27 locations in New Zealand.

For more information please contact Emma Gardiner, General Manager, Thrifty Car Rental New Zealand, tel +64 3 940 2520.