Volkswagen launched car sharing electric cars

Volkswagen launched car sharing electric cars

June 29, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

So far, through the WeShare service, you can rent only the e-Golf model.

The German automaker Volkswagen has launched a short-term rental service in Germany. Now he works in test mode only in Berlin, and in the car park only 1500 electric Golf. Soon the manufacturer will add another 500 e-up models! and expand the geography of presence.

WeShare service can be used through a special application, and while it is available only in Berlin. Requirements for users of the service are standard: you must be at least 21 years old, have category B rights, driving experience at least a year and be registered in Germany. So far, car sharing opportunities are limited: the area in which you can rent a car is 150 kilometers. In addition, at the first stage after the launch, “dead” cars will be collected and manually charged by the service staff.

By 2020, after the presentation of the ID.3 hatchback, which should complement the car sharing park, the company plans to expand. If the service will be in demand, the geography of WeShare will expand to Prague and Hamburg, and the application will become more autonomous, so that all the manipulations with the car could be made by users themselves using a smartphone.

The first deliveries of the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback are scheduled for the middle of next year. They do not plan to bring a novelty to Russia – the German company considers Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and Austria to be the main markets. The company plans to sell at least 100,000 cars a year.