RADICALLY BETTER SELF-DRIVE EMOBILITY AT UFODRIVE FRANKFURT AIRPORT
UFODRIVE, the world’s first all-electric, all-digital electric vehicle on-demand service, continues its European expansion with the launch of UFODRIVE Frankfurt Airport this September.
31st August, 2022
UFODRIVE, the leading self-drive eMobility provider in Europe, announces today the opening of UFODRIVE Frankfurt Airport. The new ‘UFOBay’ in Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1, located a short walking distance from the Frankfurt Main Airport long-distance train station, offers busy travelers the convenience of an instant, 24/7 EV travel service via their smartphones.
UFODRIVE is pioneering the electric car revolution and has redesigned the entire eMobility process from the ground up - offering the first all-digital, all-electric provision controlled from an app – delivering a radically better service, combining state-of-the-art technology with superior electric cars. UFODRIVE’s fleet of EVs are available in nine countries and 21 locations globally, with further expansion in the US and Europe planned this year.
The inspiration to create a completely new kind of eMobility service struck UFODRIVE CEO, Aidan McClean after many frustrating travel experiences. This motivated him to solve a problem he knew that many busy travelers are facing every day.
“Following another particularly poor customer experience to get a car at a major European airport involving a long queue, confusing insurance and extras options, pushy sales reps, a slow paper-based process and then trying to find the car, which wasn’t the model ordered, I decided there was going to be a better way,” says Aidan McClean, UFODRIVE co-founder and CEO. “When I returned the car, I was hit with more unexpected charges. The whole cost doubled – I’d had enough!"
“The opening of our new ‘UFOBay’ at UFODRIVE Frankfurt Airport delivers on our vision to create a sustainable, eco-conscious business and an incredible customer experience – simple, fast, easy, and modern - combining the smartphone revolution with the growing electric car revolution. With UFODRIVE there are no hidden or unexpected charges, just transparent pricing, and a fleet of premium electric cars that all come with a customer-focused experience and value for money.”
“The future mobility experience is all-digital and EV-centric and we are proud to launch UFODRIVE Frankfurt Airport,” says Renaud Marquet, COO & Co-Founder, UFODRIVE. “Germany is a key market for us and there was a clear need for a modern EV service at Frankfurt Airport. 80% of all travellers to and from Frankfurt Airport are business travelers, all of whom can now benefit from the time-saving, convenience, and value of UFODRIVE’s modern, 24/7, smartphone-controlled service."
“UFODRIVE Frankfurt Airport is our first major international airport hub location in Germany. We look forward to helping Frankfurt Airport achieve its ambitious net zero and sustainability goals and providing the perfect customer experience for busy, time-pressed travellers looking to book one of our fleet of Teslas and other EVs directly via the UFODRIVE app. The EV charging infrastructure at the airport and around the Frankfurt region is amongst the best in Germany and all of our vehicles are equipped with a CCS system, which means that they can charge at any charge point across Germany with pre-paid charge cards.”
UFODRIVE Frankfurt Airport is UFODRIVE’s 3rd ‘UFOBay’ in Germany, following successful launches in Hamburg and Berlin, and the 21st location globally. The company plans to continue with its rapid expansion plans in Europe and the United States, with new ‘UFOBays’ planned to open shortly in major cities in Spain and across the US. UFODRIVE’s European and US expansion follows the announcement earlier this year of a $19 million Series A financing round, co-led by Hertz and Certares, in partnership with Knighthead Capital Management, with participation from existing investors.
UFODRIVE is pioneering the electric car revolution with its own all-electric car on-demand self-drive service powered by its unique end-to-end eMobility platform. It offers a 100% electric, 100% digital experience in nine countries and 21 locations globally - delivering a radically better experience that combines state-of-the-art technology with superior electric cars. With zero emissions, every journey with UFODRIVE helps avoid further pollution on roads and in the atmosphere. Customers can access and drive their car on their schedule, open 24/7, 365, and with optimized charging and routing using the advanced AI eMobility platform. UFODRIVE's contactless electric platform has also been developed to manage the rental, shared, commercial, and private fleets - maximizing cost efficiency while providing an exceptional customer experience. For more information about UFODRIVE, visit: www.ufodrive.com
UFODRIVE was co-founded by COO Renaud Marquet and CEO Aidan McClean who has gone on to become the best-selling author of “ELECTRIC REVOLUTION” and writes a regular green tech blog at www.aidanmcclean.com