The Austrian eMobility service provider Greenstorm, which has made a name for itself with an exchange concept for the hotel industry, is expanding its business field. Its subsidiary Green4rent makes it possible to rent e-bikes from partners such as fitness centres or campsites.
The company’s speciality is to make the electric bikes available in exchange for stationing them at partners. Green4rent currently offers around 600 rental bikes at about 100 locations in Austria and Germany. By the end of the season, there will be a total of 300 partners, and the number of available pedelecs will grow to 1,200. The new partner companies now include sports retailers, camping sites and fitness centres.
When registering, a credit card must be used for a deposit for later billing. Depending on the e-bike model selected, a trip costs between three and eight euros per hour, the price for 24 hours is between 24 and 39 euros. Bookings are always made via the Green4Rent. The range includes mountain and trekking bikes as well as city bikes.
“Mobility is becoming more and more flexible. With ‘Green4rent’ we want to enable both tourists and residents to use a new e-bike in their vicinity spontaneously,” explains Richard Hirschhuber, managing partner of Greenstorm.
Greenstorm’s original business model: Hotels issue vouchers for vacant apartments and rooms and can in return use e-bikes and e-cars to the benefit of their guests. With the new service, other target groups may now also offer the e-bikes at their businesses.
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