Wellington, New Zealand, May 8 – Our partner, Mevo, the climate-positive carshare, has gone free-floating! With this launch, Mevo has become Australasia’s very first free-floating carsharing service – and the fleet is already taking the city of Wellington by storm!
The introduction of free-floating means that Wellingtonians can now drive a Mevo Audi e-tron on one way trips around the city and are not required to return the vehicle to its original parking spot. In addition to Mevo’s 10 designated parking/charging areas throughout Wellington city, Mevo vehicles can now be dropped at any approved Wellington City Council parking space in Mevo’s ‘Home Zone’.
“This trial is a first for carsharing in Australasia and it’s a testament to Wellington’s progressive thinking that we have been able to make free-floating happen here first. The ease of use that free-floating provides is a game changer if you’re looking at serious alternatives to private car ownership, giving Wellington residents freedom and mobility through an app on their smartphones, without the hassle of owning and paying for a car,” said Mevo co-founder and CEO, Erik Zydervelt.
Vulog provides the technology platform required to deploy Mevo’s free-floating service. Currently, carsharing users unlock a Vulog powered shared-vehicle every 2 seconds in the world. Vulog’s technology makes up the technological heart of many mobility services – including Australasia’s very first free-floating carsharing service!