Europcar Lab, the innovation unit of Europcar Group, has launched a pilot with GoMore, a European provider in no-fee carsharing. They have designed a new car product that combines medium-term rental with the option of carsharing.
This urban mobility solution, called Drive & Share, allows customers to rent a car for four to 12 months, with the option of sharing it on the GoMore platform whenever they aren't using it.
With Drive & Share, customers get all the advantages of a recent Europcar model, which they can use at their convenience or share using the GoMore platform, according to the company.
Drive & Share starts at almost 380 euros per month and includes a vehicle, insurance, and maintenance. Customers select their preferred vehicle class and rental package (rental period ranging from four to 12 months; third-party, basic, or premium insurance). A monthly rental rate is set based on the car and options selected. In most cases, the car is available 48 hours after signing up.
Whenever customers don't need their car, they can put it up for sharing on the GoMore platform, thus funding all or part of their rental costs, according to the company.
"This pilot perfectly reflects Europcar Lab's philosophy and more broadly Europcar Group's as a whole, which is to offer innovative, simple, and flexible mobility solutions that match consumers' evolving usage patterns, through partnerships with key players in their market, such as GoMore,” said Sheila Struyck, head of Europcar Lab. “Today, Drive & Share offers a whole new way to use your car daily based on your needs, both in terms of travel and financing. We are the first car rental company to offer the opportunity to reduce your costs by sharing.”
"With the medium-term rental, GoMore continues to innovate on the French Market, as in other European countries,” said Mathieu Boulay, managing director of GoMore France. “This exclusive offer, complementary to services already available, meets our members different mobility, sharing, and financing needs. This partnership with Europcar Group reflects our ambition to offer the best services to GoMore’s members by surrounding us with the best actors, leader in their markets, who share our innovation commitment.”