While Mobility had to contend with a slump in demand during the COVID-19 lockdown, the number of bookings has increased significantly since May. As a result, the entire vehicle fleet will soon be back in service.
As many employees worked from home and the population was limited to strictly essential travel during lockdown, demand for Mobility fell by around half. The easing of government restrictions has bucked the trend, however: bookings by private customers are now almost back to their usual level. Not least because car sharing is a good alternative to public transport in times of COVID-19. By contrast, business trip numbers are likely to suffer for even longer because more people are working from home and there are fewer business appointments.
Since demand is rising, Mobility is gradually bringing back the 400 vehicles rented out on a monthly basis during lockdown and putting them back into regular use again. This monthly rental scheme was run out of solidarity with people and organisations in the health sector in particular and was offered at cost price. The monthly rental scheme went down extremely well: Mobility was in-undated with inquiries. For this reason the company is now looking into whether long-term rentals should be offered on a standard basis. A decision will be made later this year.
Mobility continues to clean its fleet intensively and in several stages. Intervals were stepped up during the COVID-19 outbreak, and cars are now disinfected after each use. Nonetheless, preventive efforts by each individual customer remain key to ensuring self-protection and protection of others.