Mobility services

In addition to our products’ high level of environmental compatibility and our environmentally friendly and efficient production processes, we also strive to provide innovative mobility services on the road to emission-free driving. That is why we have developed a range of pioneering mobility concepts and are forging ahead with innovative approaches — from the car-sharing provider car2go and the mobility platform moovel to the taxi app mytaxi and our participation in the coach company FlixBus and the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. Recent additions to this list in 2018 were ViaVan, an on-demand ride-sharing service with two locations in the UK; a partnership with the Chinese ride-hailing service CaoCao, which has more than 17 million registered users; and the acquisition of an interest in Turo, the US market leader for car sharing with private vehicles, which already has five million users. The merger of the German peer-to-peer car-sharing platform Croove, in which Daimler already holds an interest, should ease the US company’s entry into the German market.

The joint venture for mobility services planned by Daimler and BMW is moving forward step by step. The authorities have now approved the companies’ plan to establish the joint venture. The merger of our on-demand mobility services in the areas of car sharing, ride hailing, parking, charging and multi-modality with the mobility services of BMW is intended to give additional impetus to our activities for the expansion and improvement of mobility services.

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Production-related environmental protection