Volkswagen’s Electric Vehicle Car-Sharing Program

Volkswagen (VW) is an automaker, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VW is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, which is the largest manufacturer of automobiles in the world. The Volkswagen Group manufacturers the Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, Škoda and VW brand of automobiles.

VW has formerly launched an electric car sharing program, WeShare in Berlin, Germany. WeShare’s business model is similar to popular car-sharing companies, Car2Go and Zipcar in the United States. WeShare uses free-floating system, so users don’t have to pick up or drop off vehicles at fixed locations.

WeShare operations in Berlin will have 1,500 VW e-Golf vehicles. WeShare intends to add 500 of the VW e-up vehicles to the Berlin operation in 2020. WeShare has also announced plans to expand operations into Prague, Czech Republic, and Hamburg, Germany in 2020.

The car-sharing market is still growing in Europe, North America and Asia. Volkswagen anticipates WeShare will promote interest in electric vehicles. Volkswagen, like all major automobile manufacturers in Europe, North America and Asia, see electric vehicles becoming the vehicle of choice in the foreseeable future.

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