VW To Launch WeShare Hamburg With Over 1,000 e-Golf/e-up!11/25/2019
Over 1,000 electric cars to be available in WeShare’s “free-floating” car-sharing system.
Volkswagen extends and deepens its strategic mobility partnership with the city of Hamburg, which will result in the launch of the WeShare “free-floating” car sharing system.
The plan is to offer more than 1,000 Volkswagen e-Golf and Volkswagen e-up! (exact proportions were not disclosed) from Spring 2020, which at a later stage will be joined by the all-new Volkswagen ID.3.
“The WeShare rollout is scheduled for spring 2020. The fleet will comprise over 1,000 e-Golf and e-up! During the course of next year, they will be joined by the first all-electric ID.3 models. As in Berlin, WeShare in Hamburg will operate based on a free-floating system – in other words, there are no fixed collection points, in order to offer customers maximum flexibility and availability.”
Interestingly, there are now also around 1,000 public charging points in Hamburg.
Earlier this year, Volkswagen launched WeShare car-sharing in Berlin, with plans to offer 2,000 all-electric cars.
Phillip Reth, CEO of Volkswagen WeShare:
“After Berlin, Hamburg is the second city in Germany where we are offering people a 100% local emission-free electric fleet for their individual everyday mobility. The city offers excellent conditions for this. Apart from providing a significant number of vehicles in Hamburg, we are also planning to establish competitive operations in the city.”
Additionally, by the end of this year, MAN will deliver 20 all-electric buses for Hamburg’s public transport.
“MAN is to deliver 20 electric buses to HVV (Hamburg Public Transport Association) by the end of next year. In addition, MAN, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and haulier Jakob Weets will be cooperating to test fully autonomous trucks at the Altenwerder Container Terminal. Moreover, MOIA will be adding to its service and increasing its fleet from the current 200 vehicles to 500. Hamburg has expanded its infrastructure for e-mobility, and now has over 1,000 public charging points, making it a nationwide leader.”
“Now, the first MAN Lion’s City E buses are to go into regular service in the city’s public transport network. In addition, a second life storage system will be connected to the charging network at the VHH depot to test the behavior of used batteries after service in buses and in stationary use under real-life conditions. A team from Group Innovation at Volkswagen AG has already been able to present significant progress in mastering complex situations on the test track for automated and connected driving in Hamburg. The test findings are being incorporated in development work at the newly founded Volkswagen Autonomy GmbH.”
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