Ubeeqo, the market leader for self-service vehicles in Paris, operating in 11 major European cities, has experienced continuous growth since the launch in 2015 of its self-service vehicles offer for the general public. With the largest fleet in the region, Ubeeqo wishes to keep responding to the transport requirements of Ile-de-France residents.
Ubeeqo is planning to increase its available fleet by 25% by October, and to ramp up its fleet by doubling the number of vehicles by the end of the year. The fleet is also expected to include 150 electric vehicles.
Thanks to the Ubeeqo mobile app, the 8,400 or so active users in the Ile-de-France region can easily reserve a self-service vehicle for a short period between one hour to 30 days. The vehicle is offered at two rates: with or without a subscription, from 4 euros ($4.66) per hour and 29 euros ($33) per day. This service, which operates in a closed loop, is intended for users who wish to make a return journey, as the vehicle is returned to its original rank.
Continued fleet increase in Paris and in the inner suburbs
As the leading fleet in the region with 320 petrol and hybrid vehicles, today, which are made available to the residents of Paris and the Ile-de-France region on a daily basis, Europcar Mobility Group’s subsidiary has doubled its fleet size since 2017 and will double it again by the end of the year, in order to meet its growing number of users.
Furthermore, the service will soon record its 600,000th rental hour since it was launched.
An affordable, practical, and sustainable mobility solution
At a time when a car remains stationary over 95% of the time, the Ubeeqo mobility offer aims to encourage people in urban centres to get rid of their personal cars and switch to multi-modal transport.
Ubeeqo’s aim is to offer city dwellers a self-service vehicle rank within 500 metres of their home and/or workplace. This is how the Europcar Mobility Group subsidiary intends to encourage the residents of the Ile-de-France region to change their habits and switch to an environmentally-friendly mode of transport. In fact, the fleet’s vehicles meet the requirements of the air pollution prevention plan, by offering low-pollution petrol and hybrid motorised transport.
Ubeeqo, which has been granted the “Shared Vehicle Service” certification launched by the Paris Town Hall in 2017, has contributed to promoting the car-sharing phenomenon in the capital, and has been assigned parking places for its vehicles. Its operating method is now easier to understand, and has been adopted by Parisians.
However, a large majority of the inhabitants have not yet been made aware of this service. A communication campaign aimed at promoting the service will be launched in the autumn of 2018.