How do we name our cars?

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We want people to treat our cars as if they owned them. So we decided to name them. We often get asked how did you decide on that name.

Here’s the story!

The first people we thought who should get a car name were our early members. They mean a lot to us, they helped us get started, so some of them have a car named after them. Fortunately they also had fairly common names and we found we also had a lot of members with similar names!  Then we decided members who we know rely on us and have got rid of a car should be recognised. So that’s why we have cars named  Elaine, Rob, Lisa, Karen, Peter, Helen, Franc, Bonnie, Chris, Anna.

 Other  cars were named after the team Cityhop has and has had – some incredibly hard-working and dedicated people. They have become passionate about encouraging #onecarless  they have gone or go out of their way to help members and do an unsung job of making Auckland and Wellington a much better city to live in! So thanks Vicky, Alex, Ben, Mitch, Cam, Dan, Jimmy (James).

 Okay so how did we call a car Dorothy and Hopitmus Prime? We asked You!

When we added a car to a spot we asked a regular company member what they thought the car should be called.  They had a contest and Hopitmus Prime got the most votes! We liked it, it’s a merge of both our names, a Transformers reference and it sounds optimistic and happy! Dorothy was named by another regular business – maybe it’s an in-house joke?

 If you have a good idea for one of our cars or you want to join the list, let us know.

Ben with Lionel the Leaf


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