The Danish electric car-sharing provider GreenMobility has announced its launch in Düsseldorf and Cologne in December 2021. The launch in the two NRW cities will initially be with 50 to 100 electric cars before the fleets are to be increased in 2022.
Düsseldorf and Cologne will be the ninth and tenth cities in which GreenMobility is offering car-sharing services. The company has not yet revealed exactly how large the fleets in the cities along the Rhine river are to become – at least not with a fixed number. The number of electric cars is to be scaled “quickly depending on the development of demand”.
The prices – in other markets GreenMobility relies on memberships or minute packages – and the respective models are also not yet known. So far, GreenMobility’s press photos always show Renault Zoe cars, such as those used in Copenhagen or Vienna, and the fleet also includes some electric Renault Kangoo cars for journeys requiring more space. It is clear that GreenMobility relies on the free-float concept and not on station-based car sharing.
For the two major cities on the Rhine, the company will use a joint operating structure. There will also be the option of roaming between the two cities “to provide an even smoother customer experience”.
GreenMobility has been active in Germany since the summer, but Düsseldorf and Cologne are the first new cities: in June, it announced the acquisition of Twist Mobility, an EnBW start-up founded in 2020. Twist Mobility is an electric vehicle sharing provider that is specifically geared towards the needs of small and medium-sized cities and municipalities.
GreenMobility says it wants to be active in 35 cities by 2025. Whether further cities in Germany are planned is not mentioned in the current announcement on the launch in Cologne and Düsseldorf.
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