Paris, 16th Sept. 2022
Paris, 16th Sept 2022 - This year’s European Mobility Week sheds light on “Better Connections”. A theme that is at the core of the services of Free2move, a global mobility leader offering a complete, unique and innovative ecosystem and SHARE NOW, the European market leader in free-floating car-sharing. Both companies joined forces to simplify customer mobility, proposing solutions per minute, day, month and years to more than 6 million users overall. In a context where customers shift from ownership to usage, Free2move and SHARE NOW, present their most dynamic European countries and customer insights, at the occasion of the European Mobility Week.
A high demand for flexibility
In the first eight months of 2022 the global registrations for the rental services on the Free2move Application more than doubled (+104 %) in comparison to the same time last year. The same applies to the service of SHARE NOW for which 52 % more customers registered in the same time frame. With an increase of bookings of 705 % for Free2move this summer 2022 compared to summer 2019, the rental1 activity of mobility users confirms that the business has come back to normal.
"Demand for flexibility has never been higher. In our mobility ecosystem, we cover the entire spectrum, from car-sharing to car rental to subscription, our customer insights shows that the rent and carsharing activities have been very dynamic this summer. Our success shows that we are sustainably meeting the diverse mobility needs of our customers worldwide. Better connections is not just a topic for us at European Mobility Week, but is the focus of our products. With SHARE NOW, we have gained more flexible mobility options for our customers that can be connected perfectly into our global mobility ecosystem”, says Brigitte Courtehoux, CEO of Free2move.
Free2move: A new game changer, the Free2move Mobility HUB
As a world leader in mobility, Free2move offers their customers new perspectives by interconnecting mobility in the Free2move Mobility HUB. This all-in-one solution bundles all rental durations from for a few minutes, hours, weeks, months and even by subscription in one single Application, with the same fleet. Currently, the company offers this mobility HUB at seven locations (five in the United States and two in Europe in Paris and Madrid) and is integrating now SHARE NOW cities. In Europe, on our mobility HUBS, 10 % of Free2move clients are using the Free2move rental services with different types of duration on the APPLICATION. The company also noticed an increase of 15 % in Madrid this summer, notably related with the Hub opening, with the addition of 150 Jeeps in the Fleet. Overall, for Free2move, more than 39 % of application downloads has led to an account registration this summer.
Free2move is the only global mobility brand offering a complete and unique ecosystem for its private and professional customers around the world. Relying on data and technology, Free2move puts the customer experience at the heart of the business to reinvent mobility. Free2move offers a range of services to satisfy the multiple travel needs of its customers from one minute to several days or months with car-sharing service, short, medium or long-term rental as well as the reservation of VTC drivers, parking spaces and charging stations via the application.
About SHARE NOW
As the European market leader and pioneer of free-floating car-sharing, SHARE NOW offers a sustainable solution for urban mobility and, as part of the mobility offer, contributes significantly to relieving traffic congestion in cities. Each car-sharing car replaces up to 20 private vehicles in urban traffic. With vehicles from BMW, Citroën, Fiat, MINI, Peugeot and smart, SHARE NOW continues to expand its European market leadership in free-floating car-sharing. The mobility provider was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Since 2022, the company is a part of Free2move, the world’s only mobility brand offering a complete and unique ecosystem for its private and professional customers around the world.
SHARE NOW, Kathrin Amthor, PR Manager, Phone: +49 152 9000 6680, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org