Is carsharing a good mobility concept for your company? Find out in this blog post exactly what carsharing is and why the car subscription is a good alternative.
What is carsharing?
Carsharing is a form of vehicle rental for as little as 60 minutes. They can be picked up and dropped off at any time of the day or night. Only the actual rental period and kilometrage are charged. No need to worry about service, repairs or insurance. The provider takes care of all that.
Does carsharing make sense for a fleet?
Economically, carsharing for a fleet only makes sense if the fleet itself is never or very rarely used to full capacity. In addition, the fixed costs of the fleet vehicles must be higher than the total process costs that would arise from carsharing. If this is the case, carsharing may make perfect sense for your fleet.
The station-based car sharing model is more suitable for your fleet than the free-floating model. With the former, reservations can be made in advance and a larger fleet is available. The free-floating model is more suitable for spontaneous, short trips in the city.
The car subscription as an alternative
If carsharing as a fleet manager doesn't quite suit you, there is an alternative: the car subscription. Depending on how often your employees need a car, the car subscription is the most economical option. A new car can be driven from 3 or 6 months up to 36 months and after this minimum period it can simply be returned. If it is still needed, it can be driven longer or exchanged for another car.
The car subscription is particularly suitable for temporary projects, for example. The cars can be flexibly adapted to your business. Your costs can be accurately budgeted and your cars are no longer fixed costs, but variable costs.