GreenMobility to expand car-sharing to Vienna
The Danish electric car sharing provider GreenMobility plans to start operations in Vienna with 400 electric vehicles in the second half of 2020. Against this background, GreenMobility has signed a letter of intent with the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club.
The Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club (ÖAMTC) has been operating an electric scooter sharing service in Vienna and Graz since 2018. In future, GreenMobility and the ÖAMTC want to combine their two services in Vienna and create an integrated sharing service where customers can easily choose between different electric vehicles. This goal has now been set out in the above-mentioned declaration of intent. With more than 2.2 million members, the ÖAMTC is the largest automobile club in Austria.
In addition to the planned cooperation, GreenMobility also reports that it has been officially approved by the City of Vienna as an electric car sharing operator and invited to join the public transport app WienMobil. Thus, from day one, more than 160,000 users of WienMobil will be able to access car sharing and reserve vehicles directly on the platform, according to an accompanying press release.
“Vienna is a perfect city for GreenMobility”, says CEO Thomas Heltborg Juul. There is strong political support for the shared mobility approach and a solid potential customer base of almost 2 million inhabitants. “The strong brand and membership base of ÖAMTC combined with the fact that we will be included in the WienMobil platform makes me confident that our green solution for shared mobility is well positioned to secure a fair share of the market”, said Juul.
The step into the Alpine nation is part of the company’s international expansion strategy. To date, GreenMobility is present in its home city of Copenhagen with 400 electric cars. In addition, the car sharing specialist operates a 250-car service in Oslo together with VY and, together with partner NRGi, another branch with 100 electricians in Aarhus. In the near future, GreenMobility is aiming to enter the market in other Northern European cities such as Malmö, Gothenburg and Antwerp.