Drivy hosts increasing number of professional renters
Car-sharing app Drivy allows private car owners to share their vehicle when it’s not in use. Recently, an increasing number of professional renters have made a business out of renting numerous cars on the app. Drivy welcomes those ‘Pro’ users, as they increase the number of available cars in high-demand areas.
When becoming popular, all collective services attract professional users that see the new app or website as a business opportunity. That time has come for private car-sharing app Drivy. Besides individual users, a bunch of ‘Pro’ users has started offering cars for rent through the app.
30% of Pro users
Since the introduction of Drivy Open, the number of professionals has been going up. The new service includes the installation of a small box inside the car that allows any client to open and drive the car with a smartphone. Pro users owning three vehicles or more can thus offer their vehicles for rent 24/7.
According to Drivy, those Pro users represent today around 30% of the platform’s activity. “There will always be private users on Drivy. But in some high-demand places, they don’t suffice because private cars aren’t always available. We need a mix of private and Pro users in those specific areas to increase our offer and make it more flexible. Both are complementary,” explains Drivy’s spokesperson, Morena Krcmar.
The car-sharing platform even supports those professional users. It offers them advice on business plans, what models of car to buy, the best pricing, and the adequate parking spots. For now, these professional cars are mainly located in Brussels around train stations.
However, Drivy notes that this new offer doesn’t make it a free-floating car-sharing platform. “Users are different. They pay by the minute and cars are used for short-haul drives inside the city. For us, it’s a four-hour or daily flat-rate. Our average rent is between one and two days,” further develops Morena Krcmar.