Drivy: ‘10% of Brussels’ citizens wants to share one of their cars’
Today’s mobility is thriving with new ways to get around. In Brussels 10% of people are willing to share one of at least two cars they own, private car sharing platform Drivy claims. In addition to conventional public transports, taxis and cars, an emphasis is put on sharing.
New companies offering car or bike sharing possibilities are appearing every month, but Drivy is different: it wants to make car sharing profitable for private car owners.
800 euro per month
“In Brussels, for example, 10% of people who are willing to share one of at least two cars they own, and they dedicate the one they use the less to our platform. We offer them a solution to pay their loan and even get some profit”, explains Quentin Lestavel, Drivy’s Belgium and France Country Manager.
“By using our platform, it is possible to get a monthly turnover of 800 euro. Drivy takes a 30% cut that covers for insurance, assistance and the platform.”
The company offers its services in 6 European countries to 2 million users with a fleet of 50.000 available cars. In Belgium, more than 1.500 private owners make their cars available for rent on the platform at an average price of 33 euro per day (city car).
“When a car is rented, a check-up is made at the beginning and the end of every journey, and the fuel levels are marked. Fuel costs are then deducted, depending on the fuel gauge and the kilometres driven”, adds Quentin Lestavel. Insurance, assistance and fuel management are all integrated in the platform. The insurance covers all risks and if a user breaks down, the company will get him to his destination, either by train or taxi.
The car sharing company has created a new system, called Open, to ease procedures for its clients. “We install a small computer box in the car for free. It allows users to drive it without having to exchange keys. It costs 30 euro per month but it also allows to increase the renting rate by about 50%”, explains the Country Manager.
The user can do the start and finish check-ups in one instant with the app, and because the system is connected to the car’s ECU, fuel costs calculations are made easier. Today, about 30 % of bookings are made via the Open system.