Miles adds 1,000 VW ID.3s to carsharing fleet
German carsharing provider Miles is adding another 1,000 VW ID.3s to its fleet. The new electric cars will mainly be available for rent in Hamburg. This will increase the share of electric vehicles in the Miles fleet acoss Germany to around 25 per cent.
The fact that the majority of the vehicles will be offered in Hamburg is due to a strategic partnership with the Hanseatic city – car-sharing providers there committed in October 2022 to increase the share of EVs in Hamburg to at least 80 per cent by the turn of the end of 2023. Miles took over VW’s EV-sharing service WeShare in 2022 – and thus massively expanded its Hamburg fleet. Miles also offers the Model Y in Hamburg.
Including the new EVs, Miles says it now has an electric vehicle share of over 50 per cent in Hamburg. Nationwide, the 1,000 ID.3s bring the provider’s electric quota to around 25 per cent. Miles aims to have a 50 per cent electric vehicle share by 2025.
“A completely electric fleet would be ecologically desirable even now, but not yet economically sustainable,” says Miles CEO Oliver Mackprang. “In addition, the tight new car market in the EV sector and the discontinuation of the federal environmental bonus for car-sharing fleets are slowing down the electrification process.”
For free-floating carsharing providers, operating electric vehicles is more elaborate and thus more costly, says Miles. Also because the cost of the vehicle is still higher than for combustion engines.
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