Som Mobilitat is a non-profit consumer cooperative that offers mobility products and services to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable mobility. The service allows members of the Som Mobilitat Co-op to make use of a fleet of electric vehicles. Vehicles can be used by accessing a digital platform (using a web-app) that allows users to make reservations, and open and close hired vehicles.
Category: Digital vehicle sharing services/platforms
Developer: The Mobility Factory
Main function: Digital vehicle sharing service/platform
What is the main sub-function of the service/product: Corporate car sharing (B2B) and Vehicle information provision
Target group(s): General public/other
Countries/cities of operation: Catalonia region, Spain
Technologies needed to use the service:
- Laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone with internet connection for journey planning
- Tablet or smartphone with mobile internet connection real-time turn-by-turn navigation
Is there a non-digital way to use this service or product? No
Why is this a good example?
|Som Mobilitat offer a rental service for electric cars (car-sharing). These cars can be either owned by the cooperative or by individuals, enterprises and public institutions (P2P service). Through this platform, Som Mobilitat have organized local groups in different areas to ensure that it is the people of each municipality who promote and adapt the mobility services for each neighbourhood, town or city.
Using a non-profit co-operative model provides users with access to cheaper vehicles than commercial alternatives or owning their own vehicle. It also allows customisation of the service to meet the needs of each area.
|Cost-Specific user groups-People with low income
|Access to electric cars
|Cities are increasingly adopting measures for low emission areas to mitigate climate change. This platform allows people who do not own an electric vehicle the opportunity to access areas where non-electric vehicles are restricted due to greenhouse emissions.
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