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UFODRIVE MOVEE PRESS RELEASE

UFODRIVE ajoute une solution de gestion avec Moovee

Jusqu’ici loueur de voitures électriques à des points-clés pour des «executives», Ufo Drive ajoute une corde à son arc avec eMobility, solution de gestion de flottes conçue avec Moovee, un autre partenariat luxembourgeois.

«Stronger together». «Plus forts ensemble» semble devenir un slogan à la mode. Outre Tetrao qui s’allie avec EmailTree, Ufo Drive annonce un partenariat avec Moovee pour lancer eMobility, une plate-forme de gestion de flotte de véhicules électriques.

Gestion de la gamme, recharge, optimisation énergétique, assistance à distance, suivi et analyse sont tous intégrés dans une plate-forme facile à déployer, assure le communiqué publié cette semaine.

La start-up luxembourgeoise, qui avait commencé par déployer des Tesla dans des endroits stratégiques pour des directeurs pressés, est en passe d’élargir sa flotte. Sept nouveaux modèles viendront s’ajouter aux Tesla S et 3, Hyundai Kona, Nissan Leaf, Audi E-tron et Jaguar I-Pace: Porsche Taycan, Tesla Roadster, Mercedes EQC, BMW Inext, VW ID, VW ID buzz, Polestar de Volvo.

Ses véhicules sont présents dans 12 villes et dans huit pays européens.

Learn more at https://paperjam.lu/article/ufodrive-ajoute-solution-gesti

Further information on UFODRIVE: https://www.ufodrive.com/en/press
Further information on Moovee: http://moovee.lu/en

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UFODRIVE MOVEE PRESS RELEASE

Moovee goes live with UFODRIVE's eMobility fleet management platform

UFODRIVE Mobility Solutions launches its eMobility TM fleet manager, Software as a service (SaaS) solution and is proud to GO LIVE with Moovee!

Powered by eMobility TM, car-sharing company Moovee makes the switch to electric!

Moovee provides multi-modal sharing services for companies across Europe. With the implementation of eMobility TM from UFODRIVE Mobility Solutions, Moovee plans to expand its range of shared mobility services. UFODRIVE Mobility Solutions removes complexity and makes transitioning to electric fleets easy.

With an end-to-end EV platform, users and fleet controllers can manage and maximize the adoption and profitability of electric fleets. Range management, charging, energy optimization, remote support, tracking and analytics, are all integrated within one easy to deploy platform. UFODRIVE Mobility Solutions enables a seamless transition to electric fleets.

Guaranteed flexibility with an easy to configure, SaaS solution, eMobility TM from UFODRIVE is pioneering the electric revolution.

Moovee is expanding its range of services and expertise to B2C, by offering the digitalization of on-demand car rental (Luxembourg & France). A vehicle always available, via your smartphone

Sébastien Berthelot, CEO of Moovee, explained "The collaboration between UFODRIVE and Moovee has been excellent and allowed for a fast deployment of the platform, which enabled us to focus on improved services for our customers

To find out how UFODRIVE Mobility Solutions can help bring your company in to the electric era, while significantly reducing your fleet management costs, contact - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The electric revolution is happening now! Electric cars offer a clean experience combined with a lower total cost of ownership. Electric is better for the driver, the fleet manager and the planet

Learn more at https://mobility.ufodrive.com/

Further information on UFODRIVE: https://www.ufodrive.com/en/press
Further information on Moovee: http://moovee.lu/en

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Wie Mietwagen aus dem Parkhaus bei der Energiewende helfen

New Urban Mobility: APCOA, Innogy and UFODRIVE Join Forces to Provide Smart Mobility Solutions

The companies are cooperating as part of a coordinated smart city strategy. UFODRIVE users can now rent all-electric vehicles in the APCOA Mall of Berlin car park. APCOA and innogy announce plans to expand the provision of intelligent charging infrastructure throughout the APCOA car park network.

APCOA PARKING, innogy and UFODRIVE today opened the first UFODRIVE hub in the APCOA multi-storey car park at the “Mall of Berlin” shopping centre in the heart of Berlin. From here, local customers and visitors to Berlin now have access to a zero-emission, innovative and flexible mobility service.

Intelligent electromobility solutions, such as hassle-free, app-enabled vehicle rental, are playing an increasingly important role in the context of digitalisation and sustainability for the urban mobility infrastructure. Last year, APCOA PARKING, innogy and UFODRIVE therefore decided to pool their resources and expertise to combine clean electric mobility with the best in convenience and customer service.

Now, UFODRIVE is opening its first location in the German capital in the centrally located APCOA car park in the shopping centre “Mall of Berlin”. With a fleet of premium Tesla vehicles, UFODRIVE’s customers can now arrive at the bay with just their smartphones and the app and drive away in a fully electric rental car. The bay’s charging infrastructure is provided and operated by innogy. The car park’s entry and exit barriers open automatically as the vehicles approach thanks to the APCOA FLOW RFID chips in each vehicle. The partners have seamlessly combined individual solutions to create an easy, innovative and customer-centric car rental experience that makes a major contribution to the sustainable transformation of urban mobility.

“In terms of sustainable urban development, the car park of the future has a crucial role to play”, says Philippe op de Beeck, CEO of the APCOA PARKING Group. In addition to providing the necessary parking spaces, centrally located car parks also provide the ideal base for intelligent shared mobility solutions. “By partnering with UFODRIVE and innogy, we are taking electric mobility one step further”. As well as providing the parking spaces for the UFObay, APCOA PARKING’s digital parking service, APCOA FLOW, also represents an essential building block in creating a seamless digital experience for UFODRIVE customers.

“With UFODRIVE.COM and our fleet of fully electric Tesla vehicles, we are bringing clean, instant, 24/7 electric car rental to private and business travellers in Berlin. After successful openings in Cologne and Hamburg, it was only logical that we should also launch our app-based car rental service in Berlin. We are looking forward to providing all of our Berlin customers with a best-in-class, attractive and innovative rental offer”, explains Aidan McClean, CEO of UFODRIVE. The start-up rents out purely electric Tesla Model S and Model 3 vehicles conveniently and easily via app and has already opened UFO Landing Bays in eight countries.

“Car parks have a central role to play, not only in the urban energy transition, but also in the expansion of electromobility and public charging infrastructure. Through this partnership, we are providing a glimpse of the city of the future and proving that the digitalisation of infrastructure and the expansion of electromobility can improve people’s quality of life”, says Dr. Armin Gaul, Head of Technical Development at innogy SE. The car park’s charging infrastructure is operated by the energy company innogy, which uses green electricity and innovative charging management to ensure that vehicles are always charged and ready for customers to simply arrive and drive.

The new electric vehicle rental bay in the “Mall of Berlin” is just the beginning for the three partners. Plans are already in place to establish a network of electric vehicle rental hubs in Germany and internationally. APCOA and innogy are also aiming to equip a large number of APCOA car parks with public charging infrastructure, thereby enabling electric car owners to simultaneously park and charge their vehicles. The partners’ proposals are designed to promote the expansion of eMobility across the whole of Germany and include the widespread deployment of sensor technology and value-added digital services across APCOA’s pan-European car park network. Thanks to the visionary partnership the car park of the future will be a central element of the smart city.

Part of the offer is APCOA FLOW: The free parking app makes it easier for business customers and regular drivers to use more than 200 selected APCOA car parks. They benefit from easy and convenient ticketless access and no longer have to make sure they have the right change for the pay machine. Users can decide whether they want to pay by credit or debit card and are automatically billed for the parking services they use. Billing is entirely transparent and users can review the costs of their parking transactions in the app and by email.

About APCOA PARKING Group

APCOA PARKING Group is Europe’s leading parking operator with more than 45 years of industry expertise. With its 5,000 employees, the company manages approximately 1.5 million individual parking spaces at over 9,500 locations in 13 European countries. These include parking spaces at 1,800 city and shopping center locations, 400 hotels, 150 hospitals and 58 European airports. With its consistent “asset light” business model, APCOA is the trusted partner who maximizes value for private and public real estate owners.

Via its open digital platform APCOA FLOW, the company connects on-street and off-street car parks with clients, partners, customers and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA is transforming its car parks into mobility hubs, offering innovative services that enable a more convenient mobility experience. The environment also benefits: with its digital services and intelligent Traffic Management System, the company actively contributes to the reduction of emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of traffic searching for parking. By connecting parking and mobility, APCOA is positioned to become an integral part of the Smart City. www.apcoa.com

About UFODRIVE

UFODRIVE is a start-up company founded in Luxembourg that provides an all-digital, all-electric car rental solution. Customers can book premium all-electric vehicles via the UFODRIVE website or app and arrive, unlock and drive via their smartphones with the UFODRIVE app.

The company’s solutions are designed for both private and business travellers and UFODRIVE is already available in many major European cities, including Dublin, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin. The company’s UFObay rental and return hubs are primarily located at airports and central transport interchanges within each city.

Press photos and additional information are available at: www.ufodrive.com/en/press; www.ufodrive.com

Contact: Jens Stoewhase; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; mobile: +49 151 275 33 262

About innogy SE

innogy SE is a leading German energy company with a turnover of around 37 billion euros (2018) and around 43,000 employees. With its three divisions, Renewable Energies, Grid & Infrastructure, and Sales, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. The company’s approximately 22 million customers are at the heart of everything innogy does. innogy strives to offer its customers innovative and sustainable products and services with which they can use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life. The company’s most important markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as a number of countries in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, in particular the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. With a total capacity of 4.0 gigawatts, innogy also generates electricity from renewable energies outside these regions, e. g. in Spain, Italy and the USA. As an innovation leader in future-oriented topics such as eMobility, innogy is also represented in international technology hotspots such as Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and Berlin. innogy combines the broad know-how of its energy technicians and engineers with digital technology partners – from start-ups to large corporations.

Contact: Sarah Schaffers; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; mobile: +49-152-54951481; www.innogy.com

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Wie Mietwagen aus dem Parkhaus bei der Energiewende helfen

UFODRIVE launches EV mobility hub in Berlin

App-based car rental service UFO Drive has launched its first mobility hub in Berlin in collaboration with APCOA Parking and energy solutions provider Innogy.

The new location in the car park at the Mall of Berlin shopping centre features a fleet of Tesla Model S and Model 3s, a charging bay provided by Innogy and APCOA’s technology means parking barriers will open automatically for customers.

Philippe op de Beeck, chief executive of APCOA Parking Group, said: “In terms of sustainable urban development, the car park of the future has a crucial role to play.

“In addition to providing the necessary parking spaces, centrally located car parks also provide the ideal base for intelligent shared mobility solutions.”

UFODRIVE has already opened similar hubs in Cologne and Hamburg, as well as eight countries globally, including two locations in London.

Dr. Armin Gaul, head of technical development at Innogy, car parks will have a central role to play not only in the urban energy transition, but also in the expansion of electromobility and public charging infrastructure.

He said: “Through this partnership, we are providing a glimpse of the city of the future and proving that the digitalisation of infrastructure and the expansion of electromobility can improve people’s quality of life.”

Plans are already in place to establish a network of electric vehicle rental hubs in Germany and internationally.

APCOA and Innogy are also aiming to equip a large number of APCOA car parks with public charging infrastructure, thereby enabling electric car owners to simultaneously park and charge their vehicles.

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Wie Mietwagen aus dem Parkhaus bei der Energiewende helfen

Wie Mietwagen aus dem Parkhaus bei der Energiewende helfen

Im Parkhaus unter der Mall of Berlin eröffnet das erste Hub für E-Autos der Mietwagenfirma Ufodrive. Das soll der Energiewende helfen.

Berlin. Der nächste längere Ausflug oder die Dienstreise könnten im Parkhaus unter der „Mall of Berlin“ in Mitte beginnen. Dort, im zweiten Untergeschoss, hat am Montag der Betreiber Apcoa Parking gemeinsam mit dem Energieunternehmen Innogy den ersten Berliner Standort des Leihwagenanbieters Ufodrive eröffnet. Wer Mietwagenstationen vom Flughafen oder vom Bahnhof kennt, wird sich über das Aussehen des Standorts wundern: Kein Schalter, keine Schlangen, kein Personal warten auf die Kunden. Nur drei schwarze Tesla Model S stehen angeschlossen an E-Ladesäulen nebeneinander in einer Ecke der Etage, die mit blauer Farbe und dem Logo von Ufodrive hervorgehoben ist. „Autovermietung am Flughafen ist ein Desaster“, sagte Aidan McClean, Geschäftsführer von Ufodrive.

Einmal beim ewigen Warten in der Schlange am Wiener Airport habe es ihm gereicht. Er müsse doch auch anders gehen, habe sich der Ire gedacht und sein eigenes Mietwagenunternehmen gegründet. Die Firma ist mehr Softwareunternehmen als klassischer Mietwagenvertrieb. Alles läuft hier über die eigene App. Mit wenigen Clicks ist das Auto gemietet, per Smartphone lässt sich das Fahrzeug öffnen und die Ausleihe beginnen. „Der ganze Prozess dauert zwei Minuten“, schwärmt McClean. „That’s it.“ Bisher gibt es die Stationen der erst vor eineinhalb Jahren gegründeten Firma in 16 Städten in acht Ländern. Weitere 22 würden demnächst folgen. Käme es doch mal zu Problemen, so der Geschäftsführer weiter, gebe es eine 24-Stunden-Hotline und Mitarbeiter, die rund um die Uhr aus der Ferne auf die Wagen zugreifen könnten.

Neben der schnellen Abwicklung wartet Ufodrive mit einer weiteren Besonderheit im Vergleich zur Konkurrenz auf: Im Angebot sind ausschließlich Elektroautos. In der Tiefgarage unter der „Mall of Berlin“ parkten am Montag nur Tesla-Modelle. Im Angebot sind jedoch auch E-Fahrzeuge von Audi, Nissan oder bald Volkswagen.

Damit das funktioniert, braucht es die entsprechende Ladeinfrastruktur. Für die sorgt das Essener Energieunternehmen Innogy. Die Tochter von E.on und RWE hat hinter jedem der sieben für Ufodrive reservierten Parkplätze eine E-Ladesäule installiert. Hier werden die Mietwagen geladen, wenn sie auf den nächsten Kunden warten.

„Das ist die ideale Ergänzung zur Energiewende“, sagt Armin Gaul, Bereichsleiter Technische Produktentwicklung bei Innogy. Die Stromleistung von Windrädern und Solaranlagen schwanke je nach Tages- und Wetterlage stark. Nötig seien deshalb Energiespeicher, so Gaul. Fahrzeuge ließen sich dafür gut nutzen. Sein Credo: „Wir müssen die Autos am Netz haben, wenn sie herumstehen.“ Die neue Kooperation zwischen Parkhausbetreiber, Mietwagenfirma und Energieunternehmen sei dafür hervorragend geeignet. Denn nötig seien Stellflächen, an denen Autos über einen längeren Zeitraum geparkt würden. Zudem seien durch die Daten von Ufodrive die Stand- und somit die Ladezeit gut planbar, sagt Gaul. „Wir haben eine Idee, wann der Wagen wieder vermietet wird und wie viel Energie er dann braucht.“

Gaul betont die Bedeutung von Parkhäusern und Tiefgaragen für die Energiewende und Elektromobilität der Zukunft. „Wir müssen Infrastrukturflächen wie diese nutzen, damit wir Fahrzeuge in die Energielandschaft integrieren können.“ Orte, an denen viele Autos länger stünden, würden „den wesentlichsten Anteil beim Laden haben“, so der Innogy-Manager. Dort werde es künftig viele E-Ladesäulen geben. Autofahrer müssten sich dann keine Sorgen darum machen, einen Ladepunkt zu finden. Deshalb würden sie diese Orte auch gezielt aufsuchen – im Gegensatz zu einzelnen Ladepunkten am Straßenrand. Die, so Gaul, steuere man künftig kaum noch an.

Parkhäuser sieht auch Apcoa-CEO Philippe Op de Beeck als wichtigen Baustein der künftigen Mobilität. „Wir können eine wichtige Rolle beim nachhaltigen Stadtverkehr spielen.“ Europaweit seien bereits 1400 Ladestationen für E-Autos in den Häusern von Apcoa installiert. Die meisten davon bisher jedoch in Skandinavien und den Niederlanden, wo der Anteil der elektrischen Fahrzeuge schon deutlich größer sei. In Kooperation mit Innogy solle die Zahl nun auch an Standorten in Deutschland wachsen.

Tiefgaragen könnten Hubs für den Lieferverkehr werden

Um das Parken zu digitalisieren, habe Apcoa in den vergangenen drei Jahren 15 Millionen Euro investiert. Über die eigene App „Apcoa Flow“ seien die Parkhäuser nun verbunden. Kunden könnten die Auslastung sehen, Stellplätze kurz- und längerfristig mieten und bezahlen. Die Schranken beim Ein- und Ausfahren öffneten sich dann ebenfalls automatisch. Parken sei künftig jedoch nur noch eine von vielen Nutzungen in Tiefgaragen, so Op de Beeck. Denkbar seien „viele Services“ von kurzfristigen Lagerräumen bis zu Microhubs für den Lieferverkehr mitten in der Stadt.

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Introducing the UFODRIVE Members’ Club

We have taken UFODRIVE further and launched yet another first: the UFODRIVE Member’s Club. The club is designed for individuals who have a busy lifestyle and don’t want to worry about car ownership. For €39 per month, drivers receive 25% discount on multi-day bookings, from any of our city center locations.

UFODRIVE Member’s Club offers:

  • Access to premium cars in the best locations
  • Unbeatable reductions
  • Incomparable convenience via the award winning app
  • Fully electric cars with immediate environmental benefits to your city

City dwellers think differently about car ownership today. Shared access to multiple mobility solutions (e.g. cars, taxi’s, scooters and bicycles) allows easy travel from point A to point B, simply by using an app on their smartphone. In addition, cities are increasingly seeking to reduce pollution and optimize space in city centers. In many locations, it’s already more attractive to have access to a car instead of owning one.

However, many drivers don’t feel confident enough yet to say goodbye to their own car. In their opinion there’s no shared car mobility service, that offers the same experience and qualities that their own car gives them. Affordability, premium cars, cleanliness and ease of access are all key considerations that are frequently not met by existing players.

UFODRIVE Member’s Club is designed to meet and exceed these expectations. The Member’s club costs €39 a month and comes with 25% discount on all multi-day bookings in all city center locations. This way, you get to drive a Tesla Model 3 from €194 for an entire weekend including: free charging, 350 free kilometers and fully comprehensive insurance.

Want to learn more? Contact us. Ready to join? Apply now.

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