Over 1,000 electric cars to be available in WeShare's "free-floating" car-sharing system.

Volkswagen extends and deepens its strategic mobility partnership with the city of Hamburg, which will result in the launch of the WeShare "free-floating" car sharing system.

The plan is to offer more than 1,000 Volkswagen e-Golf and Volkswagen e-up! (exact proportions were not disclosed) from Spring 2020, which at a later stage will be joined by the all-new Volkswagen ID.3.

"The WeShare rollout is scheduled for spring 2020. The fleet will comprise over 1,000 e-Golf and e-up! During the course of next year, they will be joined by the first all-electric ID.3 models. As in Berlin, WeShare in Hamburg will operate based on a free-floating system – in other words, there are no fixed collection points, in order to offer customers maximum flexibility and availability."

Interestingly, there are now also around 1,000 public charging points in Hamburg.

Earlier this year, Volkswagen launched WeShare car-sharing in Berlin, with plans to offer 2,000 all-electric cars.

Phillip Reth, CEO of Volkswagen WeShare:

“After Berlin, Hamburg is the second city in Germany where we are offering people a 100% local emission-free electric fleet for their individual everyday mobility. The city offers excellent conditions for this. Apart from providing a significant number of vehicles in Hamburg, we are also planning to establish competitive operations in the city.”

Additionally, by the end of this year, MAN will deliver 20 all-electric buses for Hamburg’s public transport.

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Volkswagen and Hamburg extend strategic mobility partnership

The strategic mobility partnership between the Volkswagen Group and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is to be extended. The focus lies on support for e-mobility, innovative mobility services, intelligent transport networking and the use of self-driving vehicles. The aim is to bring about a lasting improvement in inner city quality of life through innovative mobility solutions. In concrete terms, this means that under the second phase of the partnership, WeShare is to be launched in Hamburg from spring 2020, following on from its successful premier in Berlin; the service will consist of an all-electric fleet of e-Golf and e-up!, to be joined by the ID.3

at a later date.