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The focus is on the idea that the Costs for a shared car in car sharing can be divided between several vehicle users. Unlike with a private car, there are no fixed costs for the individual driver. If you factor in insurance, wear and tear and depreciation, these can quickly add up to several hundred euros per month for a small car.

When it comes to car sharing, various providers throughout Germany as well as in Switzerland and Austria provide a vehicle fleet. The cars are either parked in specially designated parking spaces or anywhere in the city. Carsharing customers can either book the vehicles in good time around the clock or use them spontaneously. Access is either via a chip card or via keys housed in special safes.

Carsharing: Daimler launches Car2Go

The car sharing concept is enjoying growing popularity in Germany. Daimler was the first manufacturer to respond to the new mobility trend. In October 2008, the pilot project ran in Ulm and New York Car2Go . The success was so great that Daimler recently announced the continuation of the car sharing campaign in Ulm. A total of 200 Smart Fortwo are available in the Swabian metropolis. When registering, each customer's driver's license is given an electronic seal that can be used to open all vehicles. The customer only has to enter his personal code number on board the Smart and can then use the vehicle for as long as he wants. Using the Smart costs 19 cents per minute. This already includes all costs such as rent, insurance, taxes, cleaning, etc. Daimler does not require a deposit or monthly fees. Car2Go customers don't even have to pay extra for fuel. If the fuel in the Smart runs out, there is a fuel card in every vehicle with which the car can be refueled free of charge at all German Shell petrol stations. In the event of an accident, there is an excess of 500 euros.

Who oneCar2Go-Smart takes 15 minutes and pays EUR 2.85. One hour of smart driving costs 9.90 euros. The maximum daily rate is 49 euros. It does not matter how many kilometers are covered (up to 2,000 kilometers per calendar month, thereafter: 9.90 euros per 100 additional kilometers or part thereof). At the end of its useful life, the Smart can be parked at any point in the city of Ulm. The invoice will then be sent by post.

The Daimler car sharing project is apparently well received by the Ulm-based company: 18,000 customers now have one Rented smart on time. 60 percent of users are under 36 years of age. According to Daimler, 30 percent of the 18- to 35-year-olds in Ulm already use Car2Go. Half of the customers use the car sharing offer regularly. Each Smart is used between four and eight times a day. The little runabouts covered a total of three million kilometers in the first year. On average, each customer covered 15 kilometers per rental period.

For Daimler, the advantage of the car sharing project in the student city of Ulm lies in the Hand: In this way, the Stuttgart-based company can tap into new, young customer groups. In September 2009 the Car2Go project was extended to Neu-Ulm.

Carsharing also interesting for BMW and Peugeot

Other car manufacturers such as BMW are also thinking about new mobility concepts for the future. BMW sales manager Ian Robertson explained in an interview with auto motor und sport that the Munich-based company also wanted to cater to the new mobility needs. Meanwhile, Peugeot is also starting a car sharing project with 'Mu by Peugeot', in which the Peugeot Ion electric car is to be used. It is still limited to five French cities, but the starting shot should be given soon in Berlin.

Au ch the Deutsche Bahn has car sharing in its program

From the rails on the road: Anyone who needs a vehicle by the hour, day or week, for example if the train was delayed again, will also be able to book the Deutsche Bahn found what you are looking for. In over 100 German cities, 1,500 cars are available at train stations and in the middle of the city. The vehicles can be booked over the Internet or by phone (one euro perBooking). A customer card is required, which costs 99 euros. Bahncard holders pay 69 euros (including 25 euros travel credit).

Prices start at 1.90 euros per hour for a Smart Fortwo. The hourly rate varies depending on the time of day. There is also a fuel flat rate that depends on the vehicle class booked (e.g. class 0 (Smart): 0.19 euros per kilometer; compact class: 0.17 euros per kilometer; luxury class: 0.20 euros per kilometer; van I: 0, 17 euros per kilometer). However, Deutsche Bahn can, for example, pay by credit card or bank transfer with an extra five euros. Delayed delivery of up to 15 minutes also costs 25 euros, and more than 15 minutes even costs a whopping 50 euros. The deductible in the event of damage in the DB's car sharing project amounts to an impressive 1,500 euros.

Stadtmobil offers car sharing in nine German vehicles Regions

Another car sharing project has been running since 1991 under the name Stadtmobil . Customers can reserve their desired vehicle at 451 stations in nine regions (Berlin, Braunschweig, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Pforzheim, Rhine-Main, Rhine-Neckar, Rhine-Ruhr, Stuttgart) around the clock by telephone or via the Internet. A chip card or a safe key enables access to one of the 1,073 cars. At the end of the pre-booked period, the vehicle must be parked in its reserved parking space. There is a choice of vehicles in five classes, from the Toyota Aygo to the Opel Corsa, the Opel Astra and the Tigra to minibuses and vans.

Each customer has to pay a one-time admission fee of 60 euros and a monthly fee (individual: seven euros). In addition, a deposit of 550 euros must be made.

The costs for Stadtmobil car sharing consist of a time and a kilometer tariff together. Any expenses for gasoline will be reimbursed to the customer. A Toyota Aygo costs 1.30 euros per hour and 0.18 euros per kilometer between seven and midnight (up to 100 kilometers, then 0.16 euros /kilometer). A whole day costs 20 euros plus kilometer costs. In vehicle category C (e.g. Opel Astra), one hour costs 2.90 euros. The cost of one kilometer here is 23 cents. In addition, Stadtmobil offers special tariffs for students or holders of a monthly pass for local public transport in Stuttgart.

Almost all car sharing companies also haveso-called business tariffs for companies in the program. The Cambio group is one of the largest car sharing providers in Germany, which has 690 vehicles and 151 stations. You can find other providers at B undesverband Carsharing eV

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