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Here at Zoom we are proud to announce that we have hit a major milestone in the expansion of our company. We have officially doubled the size of our fleet from 50 cars to 100! With the addition of these cars we are now the 2nd largest car-sharing company in the developing world! Quite the impressive feat considering that we have been in business for just under a year. So how does Zoom compare to…

We are proud to introduce the newest member of the Zoom fleet: the Ford Ecosport.  We are particularly proud because Zoom is now the only car rental company in India to offer the Ecosport.  Ford is making a big bet on self-drive in India, so Zoom is the perfect partner! The waiting list to buy an EcoSport is almost a year long, so this really is your only chance to get behind the wheel. This…

What a year it has been! It blows my mind to think that it has already been one year since we launched at our first location in Malleshwaram with just seven cars. Since then we have expanded our fleet to over 50 cars across 11 locations and we have no intentions of slowing down! To show our appreciation for our wonderful customers who choose to self-drive with Zoom, we present to you the Zoom Year…

A Halloween inspired ghost story – based on true events… Once upon a time, there were two young men from the USA named David and Greg. These were two bright young men who came from good families. They attended good universities, they had good friends, and they had stable well paying jobs. All was well in the lives of the two young gentlemen … until they made a choice that would change their lives forever.…

BOO! Did I scare you? No? Well if I didn’’t … keep reading. For my entire life October 31st has been my favorite day of the year. Costumes, candy, Jack-O-Lantern’s, scary stories, horror movies, haunted houses, and most importantly … staying out late on a school night: every child’s dream! However, some of my Indian friends and co-workers here in Bangalore don’t know what Halloween is about. They know that people dress up in extravagant…

Celebrate! Celebrate good times, c’mon! If you haven’t yet noticed, Zoom has been getting a lot of positive media attention in the past week. We were recently featured in the Times of India, as well as the Economic Times, VentureBeat and Bangalore Mirror to name a few. We were also featured in Term Sheet, PE Hub, TechinAsia, and many others as well. For the past week, Zoom has been on the lips of every journalist in town … and for good reason. So…

This week we would like to bring some attention to those who don’t get enough credit here at Zoom. Every time you rent a car and self drive, these are the people who help make the process easier. They take your calls, book your reservations, help you when you get into trouble, and most importantly they keep you smiling. Without these people, Zoom wouldn’t be able to keep the self-drive revolution alive. We are truly…

“Our purpose in founding the city was not to make any one class in it surpassingly happy, but to make the city as a whole as happy as possible.” ~ Socrates Pedestrian woes are hitting every city as hard as any other “big city problems” they face. Narrow roads, heavy vehicular traffic and unsafe/non-existent pedestrian facilities are some of the many issues that exist in Indian cities today. Adding to these infrastructure issues is the…

As an American in Bangalore, many people ask me what’s the most glaring difference between Bangalore and one of the leading US cities such as New York or San Francisco.  While countless items run to mind, my response is usually a bit unconventional: speedbumps. Yes, that’s right, those not so delightful humped surprises that ubiquitously litter the streets of Bangalore.  Take to the streets in any form of transportation here and they are impossible to ignore.  Regardless…