Driving faster, cleaner, smarter cities


Driving faster, cleaner, smarter cities


Zilch: Electric Car Sharing

On-demand zero emission cars in Auckland & Christchurch 

Ditch ownership, for good

Reduce your impact on the environment, improve air quality in our cities and help to reduce the number of cars on our roads.

Drive a Zilch electric car for work, for commuting, for errands or for travel

How Zilch Car Sharing works


Sign up and get verified

We’ll check you’re over 21 with a full license and send out a Zilch card; your key to drive Zilch EVs

Zilch booking engine


On-demand or on subscription

Hire a Zilch EV by the hour or Subscribe to a monthly  commuter package


For work, for play, for life

Go wherever you need to go, the possibilities are endless


Park & lock up

Return your car to the Zilch destination hub, ready for the next driver

Car sharing can replace up to 11 privately owned vehicles & increase the utilisation of each car significantly

Source: Innovative Mobility Research, UC Berkley, 2016

Zilch electric cars for hire

Say kai ora to some of our EV family

ZILCH Car Sharing Hyundai IONIQ

Andy the Hyundai IONIQ

ZILCH Car Sharing Hyundai Kona

Penny the Hyundai Kona

Car sharing BMW i3

Fiona the BMW i3

All our cars are named after people who’ve helped us along the way; our team, our supporters and our whanau

Zilch Locations

11 self-service hubs. No waiting in line. No paperwork to sign.

Auckland CBD

Auckland Airport

Chrsitchurch CBD

Christchurch Airport

Zilch Pricing


EV’s when you need them from any Zilch hub


per hour



per day


A non-refundable booking fee of $11.50 applies to all bookings. Additional charges apply for One-Way trips. Grooming charges apply if a car is returned dirty.

EV Subscription

Electrify your CBD commute



per week


Premium CBD parking
Weekday commuting
Weekend adventures

Available from select CBD locations in Auckland and Christchurch. Pricing varies by location and/or vehicle type. Additional weekday use billed at standard on-demand rates

Zilch for Business

Reduce your fleet size & decarbonise your business


for pricing


Services available for Solo Operators, Entreprenuers, SMEs, Large Organisations and Government Agencies

Private Member Rates, Fees & Charges Schedule

RENTAL RATES (including GST)

First hour $23.00
Additional hours – Per additional hour (booked) $11.50
Additional hours – Per hour (un-booked extensions) $11.50
24hr maximum charge $120.00



Early cancellation – Cancellations made at least 12hrs in advance No Charge
Late cancellation – Cancellations made less than 12hrs in advance Highest of $20 or 25% of booked time
No show – Expired bookings Highest of $20 or 70% of booked time
Minimum charge – Bookings returned early Highest of $20 or 70% of booked time
One-way booking fee $8.00
Additional kilometres fee per km over 180km per day $0.40
Cleaning fee $58.00
Soiling fee $225.00
Cleaning & soiling admin fee – In addition to grooming costs if not reported $29.00
Failure to return car to designated hub $179.00 + relocation costs 
Failure to plug car into charging unit at end of booking – Where applicable $179.00
Failure to turn car off or leave unlocked at the end of booking $179.00
Accident admin fee $179.00
Infringement offence admin fee – In addition to fine $25.00
Interest on unpaid fees and chargers 12% p.a.
Insurance excess $2,000



View Zilch Private Member Terms and Conditions of Membership

Zilch for Business

The easy way to go electric

  • Full or partial fleet replacement
  • Optimised pool cars
  • EV fleet transition
  • Cloud-based booking engine
  • H&S reporting
  • C02e accounting

Get behind the wheel

Join the electric sharing revolution. It’s free to sign up!