May 18, 2024

FREENOW introduces car rental feature 

FREENOW passengers can now book station-based car rentals in Europe.

The new in-app feature, which is available across nine European markets, offers more than 1 million rentals from providers such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar. 

It focuses on worldwide station-based pick-up and drop-off, offering “easy access and attractive rates” for users who like to plan ahead. 

There will be a separate tile for car rentals on the app’s home screen, with options to choose a location, date and further reservation information.

The launch follows FREENOW’s recent integration with transportation platform Karhoo, in which its ride-hailing supply was made available across a suite of travel app ands websites.

Thomas Zimmermann, CEO of Freenow, said: “Our goal is to serve people’s mobility needs wherever they want to go, whether as part of their daily commute, when visiting friends or family, when exploring new cities or even on a holiday trip abroad.

“The integration of car rental is another major milestone for us to provide an entire ecosystem of on-demand mobility. While we have already made great strides in simplifying urban mobility, this step allows users to go even further and explore the world.”

General Manager Mariusz Zabrocki added: “With the car rental integration into our app, our users will be able to easily book and combine our black cab and taxi offer with car rental options whenever they need. 

“We are delighted to work with a range of trusted and recognisable brands to give our users easy access to the industry’s best car rental options and rates.”