The e-car sharing service We Share, which belongs to VW, has joined the Hamburg mobility app HVV Switch as a partner. Reservation, booking and payment of WeShare vehicles are now possible via the app HVV Switch.
Since 9 August, the Volkswagen subsidiary's service can be used for the first time in Germany via a cross-provider application, according to Hamburg's Hochbahn. Henrik Falk, CEO of Hochbahn, even calls it a "real accolade" to be the first platform to integrate Germany's largest all-electric car-sharing provider into its service.
The HVV Switch app has been on the market since 2020. In addition to HVV's own ticketing, users can access on-demand services from WeShare, Moia, Sixt Share, Miles and Tier's e-trekkers. Furthermore, services from Voi and StadtRAD are to be integrated soon.
WeShare has been active in the Hanseatic city since February 2021. "As Hamburg's largest electric carsharing, we are delighted to now be represented on the HVV Switch platform and to be able to offer our service at HVV Switch points in the future," says Tobias Friedrich, Chief Commercial Officer We Share. "As a company, we expect this to provide better access to charging infrastructure, but also efficient access to the city's outlying areas. WeShare customers will benefit from the improved availability with carsharing at HVV Switch points across the city."
There are currently 90 HVV switch points in Hamburg, with over 130 more to follow by 2024. In the next two years, almost all mobility points at stops will have charging infrastructure, roughly doubling the number of charging points compared to today.