Groupe PSA chooses Washington, D.C. to start Free2Move Carsharing and mobility services in the USA
- Groupe PSA starts its Free2Move carsharing services in Washington, D.C. on October 25th. This “free-floating” service, provides 24/7 access to a fleet of 600 cars parked on public streets across all 8 wards in the District of Columbia.
- The user-friendly Free2Move Carsharing app allows new members to join in a few clicks. With a valid drivers’ license and a $10 membership fee, booking a car and driving from point A to point B for minutes, hours or days is easy. The app provides all of the logistics required to locate, book, open/lock & pay for its vehicles throughout the city. “Free-floating” refers to the user’s freedom to drive. Free2Move Carsharing app always calculates the least expensive cost to the user. There are no late fees, “per trip” fees or insurance charges and every trip cost is based on a 500-mile usage. Parking and gas – as well as insurance for above 21 years drivers– is included in the service.
- Free2Move Carsharing is one of Free2Move brand services. Free2Move provides mobility solutions in 12 countries via 65,000 vehicles (cars, scooters and bikes) to over 1.5 million customers worldwide, just two years after its launch.
- Free2Move as an aggregator and standing as a new “urban mobility navigator”, will provide Washington DC users Free2Move Carsharing as well as a full range of mobility options with Bird, Capital Bikeshare, car2go, Jump, Lime, Skip and Uber.
“The launch of Free2Move Carsharing in Washington DC is our first step in the deployment of our 10 year plan for a North America entry, as part of our Push to Pass strategic plan”, President and CEO of Groupe PSA North America, Larry Dominique said. “Our unique ‘service first’ launch strategy allows us to pragmatically re-enter this market thoughtfully and with a greater understanding of the retail marketplace and its consumers’ needs.”
“Washington DC was a natural choice for our launch based on population, traffic density and the wide range of mobility options”, Michel Stumpe, President and CEO of Groupe PSA NA Carsharing said. “Once our service becomes established into DC’s mobility community, we’ll leverage this experience to grow into new markets.”