The car-sharing first appeared in the 1950s and has experienced a big boom over the last decade, offering an alternative to the private ownership of a car. Rather than owning a private car that remains stationed for most of the time, the car-sharing user can use a vehicle to his own convenience depending on his needs. Thus, the use of a car is maximised since it is used the rest of the time by other members of this service.
What is Car-sharing ?
The car-sharing is a service of management of the fleet of vehicles allowing their use by many people successively. Rather than possessing a private vehicle which remains parked for most of the time (96% of the time), the user has access to a car that he only pays for the length of his use. For the rest of the time, the car is used by other members of this service.
There are three main ways of using car-sharing :
All of the advantages of a personal car, without the inconveniences
While the average annual cost of a personal vehicle would represent 5 800€, according to the Automobile Club, the share of fixed costs borne by the owner (the purchase, the loss of value, the insurance policy, the parking) is much more important than the variable costs (petrol, toils…).
From the user’s point of view, car-sharing allows him to :
A true bargain for companies
One vehicle used in car-sharing represents 12 to 15 vehicles off of the traffic. Mobility being the second cost item of a company after the pay roll, the car-sharing seems to be the ideal solution to face the issues in business mobility since it allows a decrease of at least 30% of the costs of travels.
A future solution at a local level
By reducing the number of cars and by maximising their use, this new mobility brings solutions to the issues encountered by the big metropolis :
As part of a public car-sharing service, Mobility Tech Green’s offer includes the supply of the on-board equipment in the vehicles, the software solution, the communication pack and the hosting. Once the solution is installed, the users can :
In the context of business and local authorities’ fleet management, Mobility Tech Green equips the integrality or just a part of the car park and provides the software solution, the communication pack and the hosting. The employees using the solutions also receive an access card. As soon as the solution is installed, the solution enables the users to :
Mobility Tech Green is an engineering and services company which commercialises and develops a global technologic solution (on-board equipment, computerised management, mobile application) for car-sharing and self-service vehicles under the e-Colibri® brand.
Mobility Tech Green offers innovating, efficient and quality technologic tools in constant evolution for the car sharing field. It is an actor on the car-sharing and self-service vehicle markets, and it is more generally present on the one of the classic car rental (mainly B to B for SMB) for short-term and long-term rentals. Mobility Tech Green’s creation in May 2009 was derived from a former car-sharing activity present in Rennes, City Roul which was created in 2002 by Pascal Roux. During the exploitation, the decision has been made to develop the proprietary technology, e-Colibri. In order to continue the technical development and to improve its funding, Mobility Tech Green was created in 2009 with one main goal : to commercialise and develop its technology. Mobility Tech Green is controlled by the founders who have gained those last 8 years a significative experience and only want one thing : generalise a B2B car sharing in Europe.
After completing a BTS (advanced vocational training certificate) as a management assistant, Melinda held a position as secretary-accountant in a travel agency. Then, she completely changed her business sector and joined the staff of Spotplaces (establishment and management of workspaces) as management assistant and became an executive assistant after 2 years.
with a strong experience in marketing and communication, combined with technical studies, Didier brings the synthesis between technologic innovation and emerging markets. He is the co-founder of Mobility Tech Green and is also in charge of the technology and of the development of new products.
After his Marketing studies, Alexandre continues his path at SciencePo’s laboratory in Rennes with a doctorate in digital marketing. He is fond of new technologies and joined Mobility Tech Green in August 2013 and deals with marketing and communication. Captivated by astronomy, it is in the stars that he can escape from his everyday life, which is quite busy!
Pascal has been at the head of many automobile services companies. He has for example cofounded CityRoul’, the first car sharing company in Britain, before co-creating and leading Mobility Tech Green.