Europcar Mobility Group Joins MaaS (Mobility as a Service) Alliance

July 16, 2018 at 11:45 AM EDT

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2018-- Regulatory News:

As a global provider of mobility solutions, Europcar Mobility Group (Paris:EUCAR) is one of the major players in the mobility sector, offering services from rental and car-sharing to chauffeur services. The Group is joining the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance, whose goal is to promote the integration of various transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand. The Europcar Mobility Group Public Affairs Director, Jehan de Thé, is also joining the Alliance’s Board of Directors for two years.

Created by a public-private partnership, the MaaS Alliance aims to create the foundations for a common approach to MaaS (Mobility as a Service). The main goal is to facilitate the implementation of a single, open market in Europe that allows for the full deployment of MaaS.

By offering various transport options in a single and unique platform, whether they be public transport, car-sharing, taxis, car rental, or even a combination of these, MaaS aims to give its users access to a package of mobility solutions through the use of a single reservation and payment channel so that they do not have to use multiple ticketing and payment services. It is an issue which is both critical and topical for many European cities and the discussions underway in Paris are shedding light on it and its importance.

Caroline Parot, CEO of the Europcar Mobility Group Management Board states: “We are delighted to join the MaaS Alliance. On its historical car rental business, Europcar Mobility Group built the fundamentals of the usage and sharing economies into its core business – mobility – a long time ago. Urban mobility issues have changed considerably in recent years. This has prompted us to ramp up our diversification efforts to include new mobility services such as car- and scooter-sharing, chauffeur services, peer-to-peer car rental, etc. We hope to continue supporting this trend by discussing with other public and private players in the sector ideas for new transport solutions, which are simpler, smarter, more economical and more environmentally friendly ways of getting from A to B, and which are real alternatives to owning private cars. We are confident that the collaboration within the MaaS Alliance will contribute to this.”

Jehan de Thé, Europcar Mobility Group Public Affairs Director states: “Grouping together services to facilitate access to mobility is a key step towards ensuring the best use of all modes of transport.”

About Europcar Mobility Group
Europcar Mobility Group is a major player in mobility markets and listed on Euronext Paris.
The mission of Europcar Mobility Group is to be the preferred “Mobility Service Company” by offering alternative attractive solutions to vehicle ownership, with a wide range of mobility-related services: car-rental, vans and trucks rental, chauffeur services, car-sharing and peer-to-peer.
Customers’ satisfaction is at the heart of the Group’s mission and all of its employees and this commitment fuels the continuous development of new services.

Europcar Mobility Group operates through multi brands meeting every customer specific needs; its 4 major brands being: Europcar® - the European leader in vehicle rental services, Goldcar® - the most important low-cost car-rental company in Europe, InterRent® – ‘mid-tier’ brand focused on leisure and Ubeeqo® – a European company specializing in fleet and mobility solutions for both the business and the end-customers market.
Europcar Mobility Group delivers its mobility solutions worldwide solutions through an extensive network in 133 countries (including 16 wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe, 2 in Australia and New Zealand, franchises and partners).

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Source: Europcar Mobility Group

Europcar Mobility Group
Valérie Sauteret / Marie-Anne Bénardais
+33 1 30 44 98 82
MaaS Alliance
Piia Karjalainen

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