Technology & Innovation

BP Ventures invests in Zippity, the first workplace amenity for full-service car maintenance

BP Ventures invests in Zippity, the first workplace amenity for full-service car maintenance
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Zippity, the first workplace amenity for full-service car maintenance, recently secured USD2.6 million in funding from A3Ventures, BP Ventures, and LaunchPad Ventures which will be used to expand the company’s footprint throughout the U.S. starting in the fall of 2018.

“We are excited to make this investment in Zippity and look forward to working with them, as we explore opportunities brought about by customer demand for convenient car maintenance solutions,” said Meghan Sharp, managing director, Americas, BP Ventures.

BP Ventures identifies and invests in private, high growth, potentially game-changing technology companies, accelerating cutting-edge innovations across the entire energy spectrum. Since 2006, BP Ventures has invested more than USD400 million in corporate venturing and has 43 active investments in its current portfolio. BP Ventures’ portfolio is primarily focused on emerging technologies in oil and gas exploration and production and downstream conversion processes. In addition, it has a renewed strategic focus on five key areas: advanced mobility, bio & low carbon products, carbon management, digital transformation and power & storage.

“Zippity creates a delightful customer experience, coupled with a platform that has the potential to transform traditional auto maintenance”, said Cynthia Kueppers of A3Ventures, the innovation lab and capital investment engine of AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (AAA NCNU).

“As automotive service delivery is rapidly evolving to better meet the needs of car owners, the workplace has become a critical service hub,” said Chief Executive Officer Edward Warren. “We believe in a solution that is tailored to the workplace setting, which is why we are thrilled to combine Zippity’s strength in workplace service delivery with the deep automotive industry expertise of our investors to provide a premier workplace car care solution.”

Zippity partners with companies at no cost. Once a company selects their monthly service schedule, employees can book and manage their services at www.zippitycars.com.

Maintenance services are performed inside completely self-contained Mobile Service Trailers which allow Zippity to service vehicles year-round in all weather conditions without any impact on client sites.

Zippity’s Mobile Service Trailer is outfitted to perform comprehensive mechanical services, including brake and wheel work, oil changes, tire rotations, battery replacements, filter and fluids replacements, diagnostic services and more.

Zippity partners with major parts distributors to ensure the availability of high-quality parts on-the-go for all vehicle makes and models.

Customers receive day-of updates about their service via a digital Health Check Report and communicate directly with the service team to confirm services.

Since launching in 2017, Zippity has partnered with hundreds of companies to successfully deliver more than 10,000 car maintenance services to employees at their workplace.

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