New car sharing solution in Germany and Denmark
Europcar Group has launched its Drive & Share solution in Germany and Denmark alongside SnappCar, the second-largest international peer-to-peer car sharing player in Europe.
Europcar Group, a major player in mobility markets, is a significant investor in SnappCar, and the new Drive & Share launch follows a successful pilot phase in France. It also offers further evidence of the popularity of the sharing economy.
Drive & Share is dedicated to people who want to enjoy the flexibility of owning a car but who don’t need to use it often. It allows customers to have access to long-term car rental to answer their mobility needs, which they can share on the SnappCar platform when they don’t need it, making it a good alternative to car ownership.
Drive & Share is an all-in-one solution that includes vehicle, insurance and maintenance. Customers select a package based on their preferred vehicle category and rental package (the rental period ranges from three to 12 months; mileage and insurance package).
A monthly rental rate is set based on the package selected. If the owner commits to share the vehicle at least twice a month, they will receive an attractive rate plus the SnappCar rental earnings.
Sheila Struyck, managing director of the New Mobility Business Unit, said: “With the launch of Drive & Share in two of our subsidiaries in Europe, Europcar Group sustains its commitment to offer innovative, simple and flexible mobility solutions to its customers.
“With this new product, we want to match the evolution of usage patterns to be able to offer a new way to use a car in response to customer needs. We are also happy to partner with SnappCar, a key player in its market.”
Victor van Tol, co-founder and CEO of SnappCar, added: “SnappCar wants to keep innovating in the German and Danish markets. This association with Europcar demonstrates our commitment to offer simple, quality solutions ,accessible to everyone.
“This exclusive offer, complementary to services already available, meets our members’ mobility, sharing and financing needs.”