FREENOWthe mobility App, and the leader in carsharing services SHARE NOW announce a new partnership in five European countries. FREENOW users in Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and France will have the choice a package offer proposed by SHARE NOW, making it even more practical and convenient to book carsharing services with a single app.
FREENOW and SHARE NOW together for an offer of hourly packages
In addition to rental short-term based on the minute, now you can choose too rides lasting two, four or six hours and a kilometer price of 19 cents via FREENOW. In addition to the current cooperation with SHARE NOW, the company is planning to integrate time packages from other carsharing providers in the future. To get a more complete carsharing offer in a single mobility app.
In Italy, FREENOW offers access to more than 1,400 vehicles SHARE NOW. Including, for example, various models of the BMW, Fiat and Peugeot families, in three Italian cities (Milan, Rome and Turin).
The increased demand for carsharing through FREENOW
With this enrichment of the offer, FREENOW responds to both many community requests of users to have time packages in the app, both atincrease in demand for carsharing services in Italy. Compared to the same period of the previous year, both the number of rides and the user base in the carsharing sector developed very positively overall in the first quarter of 2023.
In addition to the number of rides (+123%), the duration of use (+124%) and the number of active users (+95%) also grew significantly. Additionally, the average number of trips per user increased by 14%. Furthermore, the majority of users (32%) rent a carsharing vehicle in the afternoon, between Monday and Friday. In this case, the average usage time is the longest, at almost 28 minutes. The morning commute to work is also very popular, accounting for just under 21% of all journeys.
Comment by Umberto Javarone, General Manager of FREE NOW Italy
Umberto Javarone, General Manager of FREE NOW Italy, commented on the expansion of the collaboration: “As a platform for widespread mobility, FREENOW wants to contribute significantly to the mobility transition and help make cities more livable for all in the long term. This especially includes simple and low-cost offers, such as package solutions for individual mobility services. Therefore, we are very pleased that we can now also offer hourly rates throughout Italy together with our long-standing partner SHARE NOW”.
The word to Olivier Reppert, CEO of SHARE NOW
“Partnerships are the key to success, especially in the integrated mobility sector. By entering SHARE NOW hourly rates in the FREENOW app, we are taking another important step towards efficient and sustainable mobility. Together with FREENOW we are committed to ensuring that customers can always find the best service for their individual needs, thus reaping the benefits of carsharing in the long term,” he added. Olivier Reppert, CEO of SHARE NOW.