If you were a member of car2go, your app automatically updated to SHARE NOW as of November 12, and your previous reservations will carry over to the new service. Additionally, you can still pick up and drop off vehicles 24/7 within your local Home Area.
Powered by Stripe, SHARE NOW combines former free-floating car sharing providers car2go and DriveNow into one. This enables a smooth migration, fast payments collection and blocking of non-paying customers.
Owning a car is expensive, and sharenow offers an affordable alternative. With a simple app and payment model, users can quickly locate vehicles in their area and access them on-demand for as long as they need. This flexibility resonates with urban consumers who prioritize efficiency and convenience.
In addition, sharing cars provides a last-mile solution that complements public transit and enables travel to destinations otherwise inaccessible with other modes of transportation. Car sharing also promotes carpooling and contributes to energy conservation, decreasing traffic congestion and pollution levels in cities.
2. Flexibility in Rental Periods
SHARE NOW’s user-centric platform, emphasis on electric vehicles, flexibility in rental periods, cost-effectiveness, and contribution to reducing traffic congestion and pollution make it an important player in shaping the future of urban transportation systems. Its positive impact on livability and sustainability in cities is a shining example of how technology, collaboration, and conscious consumer choices can help solve major social problems.
SHARE NOW offers hourly and daily rates that include fuel, insurance, parking (in authorized areas), maintenance, and cleaning. These all-inclusive rates make car sharing an attractive alternative to traditional car ownership or leasing.
3. Cost-Effective Alternative
Owning a car is costly, including costs such as insurance, fuel and maintenance. SHARE NOW’s pay-as-you-go model eliminates these financial burdens, allowing users to rent cars by the minute or hour, providing an economical alternative for urban travelers.
Furthermore, the platform’s community and sustainability focus enables individuals to prioritize experiences over ownership and makes a positive impact on their local environment. By reducing the number of privately owned vehicles on the road, Sharenow contributes to alleviating traffic congestion, improving air quality and overall travel times for city residents.
4. Eco-Friendly Vehicles
With a diverse fleet of vehicles and an emphasis on electric cars, Sharenow aligns with the growing ethos of sustainability. Users are empowered to make a positive impact on the environment without having to own their own vehicle, making shared transportation an attractive alternative for urban dwellers.
With flexible rental periods, Sharenow accommodates different trip requirements, from running errands to a weekend getaway. Additionally, financial efficiency is a key appeal to users, as the service provides a cost-effective alternative to car ownership by charging only for time used.
Thoughtworks joined the SHARE NOW team in 2019 at an exciting time of growth, just months before the public brand merger of Daimler’s car2go and BMW’s DriveNow. Our team supported the company by delivering an enhanced user experience for their website and integrating and modernizing their core systems.
5. Data-Driven Insights
Aside from promoting financial efficiency, sharenow also supports sustainability-conscious individuals. By offering a fleet of electric vehicles, the company aligns with users who prioritize experience over ownership while contributing to less polluted and quieter urban environments.
SHARE NOW was formed in 2019 after a merger of two original equipment manufacturer (OEM) car-sharing services, car2go and DriveNow, operated by Daimler and BMW. Thoughtworks supported the brand merge by building and launching a new customer experience and assisting with the integration and modernization of core systems.
The resulting deep integration allows customers of both services to use the same app and access the same fleet. This harmonization was made possible by building a scalable back-end architecture that could quickly adapt to future needs.
6. Global Presence and Partnerships
With a fleet of electric vehicles in 16 European cities, SHARE NOW is a leading free-floating carsharing service. As a result, it is an important contributor to the urban mobility transition towards more environmentally responsible options.
SHARE NOW’s global presence makes it a natural partner for local governments, businesses, and organizations looking to promote sustainable transportation solutions. Its user-friendly platform seamlessly connects users to a fleet of vehicles that can suit their diverse transportation needs.
To facilitate their global business, SHARE NOW opted to migrate to a unified international mobile communications service. Truphone provided a tailored eSIM solution for the company, utilizing a QR code provisioning process that was easy and fast to implement.
7. Community and Sustainability
Sharing cars with the right people decreases the number of privately owned vehicles clogging roads and streets, reducing traffic congestion and emissions. It also supports urban planning by encouraging walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods.
Flexibility in rental periods allows users to tailor their transportation needs, whether it’s for a quick errand or weekend getaway. This flexibility resonates with a user base that prioritizes convenience and sustainability considerations.
Providing users with access to electric vehicles promotes environmental awareness and fosters a sense of community and responsibility. In addition, sharing vehicles on a short-term basis helps to minimize the use of traditional gasoline vehicles, which reduces energy consumption and emissions.