The Intelligent Car Fleet: “Audi Shared Fleet” Takes on The German Capital

Posted on 31 October, 2014

Free choice of models, flexible use and pay-per-use billing: The new car pool service “Audi shared fleet” is now also taking the German capital by storm. The innovative start-up campus “Factory Berlin” has already chosen the innovative mobility solution by the company with the four rings, and put its new fleet into operation together with Audi on Thursday evening.

“Audi shared fleet is a mobility service that is individually tailored to the customer. With this concept we can offer companies the opportunity to optimize car pool utilization and minimize vehicle downtime,” explains Bettina Bernhardt, Head of Audi mobility.

Employees can also drive vehicles from the “Audi shared fleet” at attractive rates in their private time, such as in the evening and on weekends. Shared use is coordinated via an online booking portal. Each employee is given a personal membership card that gives them keyless access to the cars. Audi handles refueling, cleaning and servicing of the cars in the fleet to guarantee that ready-to-drive cars are available at all times. Along with the leasing option, the “pay‑per‑use” arrangement gives the company a flexible billing model in which only actual usage time is paid. The car fleet may consist of any desired combination of vehicles from the Audi model and technology range. “Factory Berlin” chose an Audi A1 Sportback, an A3 Sportback e‑tron, an Audi A4 Avant and an Audi SQ5.

“Factory Berlin” is a campus for start-ups and technology companies. It supports start‑ups early in their development as well as established companies. 22 companies, including Twitter and Soundcloud, work under the roof of the factory in the heart of Berlin.

Source: Audi