New York City car rental company Amazon announced on Wednesday it is expanding its range of car rental locations across the United States, with the company adding two new locations to its existing service in Los Angeles and New York.
Amazon said it has added the New York car rental market to its current portfolio, adding the two new markets in Los Angles and New Jersey.
The new locations are in Los Altos, New Jersey and Los Angeles, which it said were chosen for their availability of “high-quality, well-equipped vehicles, a highly skilled workforce, and a strong customer base”.
Amazon is now the second-largest car rental provider in the United State with more than 1.6 million locations, according to the company’s latest annual report.
The company’s service includes both conventional car rental and self-driving vehicles, which allows it to collect, deliver and store vehicles at a fraction of the cost of conventional car rentals.
The New York market, which has a population of nearly 13 million, has more than 5,000 rental cars on its fleet, according Amazon.
Amazon’s new service comes as the company is considering a number of new car rental options for its Prime members.
The New York company is also expanding its fleet of self-driven vehicles in the coming months, with two new models to be introduced in the spring, according the company.