Cabify continues to grow and expand its service offering Urban mobility. The Spanish platform will allow its users rent electric scooters monthly for your trips around the city.
This service comes from the hand of an alliance with the Spanish brand Velca, which offers 100% electric motorcycles with removable battery and autonomy of 100 kilometers, and will be available to users in Barcelona, Malaga, Madrid, Seville and Valencia.
As of today, Cabify users in these cities have the option “rent” available to access the subscription service and be able to rent for months both the Velca motorcycles and the Bive bikes. The option appears on the main screen, in the lower menu, next to “travel”, “drive”, “send” and “super”. In this way, Cabify complements its multimodal offer that includes in the same app the VTC service, taxi, scooters and electric scooters by the minute and, in addition, this new option of renting electric scooters that is added to the existing option of renting bikes.
Lucía Chávarri, vice president of new businesses at Cabify, explains that “Offering this electric motorcycle rental service together with Velca is a natural step in our commitment to multi-mobility. We have proposed that in a few steps our users will find the option of renting low-emission vehicles for months in a comfortable way; We started with the bicycle and now we are incorporating electric motorcycles, which are key to achieving better urban harmony. At this time, where the preference for access to mobility services is growing and the consumer values payment per use, we have the opportunity to continue transforming the transport habits of many of our users in Spain “.
Emilio Froján, CEO of Velca, argued that “Cabify and Velca are two brands that are revolutionizing urban mobility in Spain; Therefore, achieving this collaboration is a very important step for sustainable mobility in our country. Through the Cabify app you can rent Velca electric scooters in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga or Seville. For Velca, partnering with a technology company that allows us to rent a vehicle so quickly and safely was a priority that brings us closer to multimodality with the best possible platform “.
Multi-mobility with low-emission vehicles
The Velca models that will be available to Cabify users are Tramontana and Calima. By clicking on the “rent” button, the user will be able to purchase an electric motorcycle in just 6 clicks, choosing the model, the payment method and the place of collection. In about 48 or 72 hours from the hiring, you can have the chosen model at your disposal exclusively from 158 euros per month, with maintenance included. All subscriptions include discounts to move in Cabify.
With this new launch, Cabify continues to provide new solutions that make it possible to reduce the volume of trips in private cars around the city, building a multi-mobility ecosystem that promotes low-emission urban mobility.
According to a recent survey by Cabify, more than 35% of Spaniards continue to bet on the private car as the main transport alternative. To continue reducing this percentage, facilitating the monthly rental of low-emission vehicles that can complement shared mobility and public transport is decisive if we want to promote more sustainable travel in our cities.
In addition, the possibility of renting a vehicle for a certain period improves the resource efficiency available to citizens, which reduces emissions from manufacturing and prevents unused vehicles occupying the street.