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Mobility media releases 2018.

11.01.2018Download press release as PDF

Catch a Car establishes partnership with the UN at Geneva

Catch a Car, the first and only Swiss provider of free-floating car sharing, partners with the International Civil Servants Mutual Association of the United Nations in Geneva. From now on, all staff members of the UNOG and UN specialized agencies affiliated to the International Civil Servants Mutual Association may use the mobility offer at reduced cost. Further public organisations and private companies are expected to follow suit.

Approximately one year after its introduction, the free-floating car sharing service in Geneva establishes a partnership with the International Civil Servants Mutual Association. Now, all staff members of the UNOG and the twelve UN specialized agencies affiliated to the International Civil Servants Mutual Association – among others UNICEF, UNHCR, or WTO – can use Catch-Cars at preferential rates. In total 4’500 international officials receive drive credits and benefit from a strongly discounted registration fee. The entire Catch a Car fleet with 100 "VW eco-move up!" cars powered by CO2-neutral biogas are at their disposal in metropolitan Geneva, and also in Carouge, Lancy, Vernier, Chêne-Bougeries, and at Geneva Airport.

With this partnership, Catch a Car takes an important step to further strengthen its pioneering role in urban mobility. "By convincing not only individuals of our service, but also companies and organisations, we will take a big step closer to our goal to redefine mobility," says René Maeder, CEO of Catch a Car AG. The International Civil Servants Mutual Association is pleased with the partnership, too: "We are always on the lookout for advanced transport solutions for our staff. With the Catch-Cars, representing an innovative, resource-saving alternative compared to private cars, we found exactly what we were looking for," says Patrick Georgen, President of the Board of Directors. Apart from the International Civil Servants Mutual Association, the Mobility subsidiary cooperates with several national and international companies. Coop or Raffeisen for example already offer their staff the opportunity to use the Catch a Car service, a favourable and environmentally friendly alternative to the private car.


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René Maeder, CEO Catch a Car AG, media(at)catch-a-car.ch, +41 79 278 44 79

08.01.2018Download press release as PDF

Catch a Car launches daily flat rate

At the turn of the year, the Swiss car sharing provider Catch a Car launches a daily flat rate of CHF88 and also simplifies its pricing. With these measures, the innovative start-up company both optimises the service for its members and offers the most lucrative rental car options in Switzerland.

The rates are on the decrease, convenience is on the rise. With attractive all-inclusive rates, the Swiss provider of free-floating car sharing simplifies its pricing and makes driving more favourable. The adjustments by the young start-up company are mainly due to findings from the field. These findings have shown that the customers drive most of the time and do not make extensive use of parking breaks in between. With the new minute-based rate of CHF 0.38, which replaces the former driving, night, and parking rates, driving becomes more favorable by 3 Cents. Everything is included in the price – rental service, kilometers travelled, cleaning, insurance, and fuel.

Apart from that, Catch a Car introduces an hourly and a daily flat rate which make driving over longer distances even more favourable. The new price for an hour is maximum CHF 18, for 24 hours CHF 88. Both options make travelling both outside Catch-Car zones and trips abroad more convenient making Catch a Car an attractive alternative compared to traditional rental car companies: The time-consuming car handover becomes redundant – and based on the all-inclusive offers, the short-term rentals of competing providers are clearly undercut. "By introducing the new pricing we pay tribute to our basic claim: offering maximum convenience to our members and adjusting to their demands", says René Maeder, CEO of Catch a Car. "Also, this is how we encourage potential new customers to get convinced of the simplicity of the Catch-Cars - and to help us redefine urban mobility."


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Freely downloadable image material: www.catch-a-car.ch/en/media

CONTACT
René Maeder, CEO Catch a Car AG, media(at)catch-a-car.ch, +41 79 278 44 79

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