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Fuelling & Charging

How do I refuel SHARE NOW cars?

You don't have to refuel our cars, but if you choose to, the cost is on us and we'll even give you credit for it!

Here's how to refuel our cars:

  1. Use the app to find a partner petrol station. Digital fuelling is available at more than 1,500 Shell stations across Germany.
  2. Select the Refuel option in the app.
  3. Before picking up the nozzle, enter your pump number in the app.
  4. Fill up the tank - the cost of your fuel is on us!
  5. Once you're done fuelling, replace the nozzle.
  6. We'll take care of the payment automatically and, where applicable, apply SHARE NOW credit to your account.

Hint: Each time you fully refuel a car that has less than 40% of fuel, you earn 5€ of credit. This will be used to pay for your trips and trip-related costs. Fueling is free unless you do so at unapproved petrol stations or outside of the country. In these cases, you'll have to pay for it yourself and send the original receipt to us.

Note: Some of our cars still contain a Total fuel card. If your car has one, you can refuel at any Total or Aral partner fuel station just like before.

What are partner fuel stations?

You don't have to refuel our cars, but if you do, the cost is on us. Fuelling your SHARE NOW car is free – as long as you do so at a partner fuel station. Simply check the app for all partner fuel stations in your area. We provide a prepaid fuel card in each of our cars (glove compartment or armrest), which you can use at the following petrol stations:

Austria
BP, Avanti, OMV, Agip.

Denmark
Circle K

Germany
Shell (payment via the SHARE NOW app in over 1,500 Shell fuel stations)
Aral, Total (payment with Total fuel card)

Hungary
OMV

Italy
Q8

Spain
Cepsa

In Denmark and Hungary, if you fuel your car at a non-partner fuel station, you have to pay for it yourself. In other countries, if you fuel your car at a non-partner fuel station or outside of the country, you have to pay for it yourself and send the original receipt to us.

Do I need to refuel or charge SHARE NOW cars after each trip?

No. We don't expect you to refuel or charge our cars every time you're done. However, if you do, the cost of fuel is covered by us and we'll even give you SHARE NOW credit as a thank you!

If you end your trip in an electric vehicle with less than 10% battery power (unless permitted by the General Terms and Conditions) or a vehicle with a combustion or hybrid engine with less than 15 kilometres' worth of fuel, a fee may be charged. See Fees and Costs policy for more information.

Hint: To earn charging credit, please make sure to end your trip after the car has started charging!

How can I earn SHARE NOW credit?

Credit is an easy and flexible way for you to earn as you go. It's our way of thanking you when you care for our cars. Here's how you can earn credit:

✓ Fully refuel a car with less than 40% of fuel – 5,00 € of credit
✓ Charge an electric car with less than 35% of battery – 5,00 € of credit

Credit will be added to your account after your trip ends. You can always check your credit balance and expiry date in the app.

Important: You can only earn or use credit if you're driving using your default personal payment profile.
Hint: To earn charging credit, please make sure to end your trip after the car has started charging!

*You can receive credit a maximum of two times per vehicle per day for refuelling and/or charging.

How do I charge an electric car?

Charging an electric car is fun and – dare we say – addictive:

  1. Find a charging station near you using the app.
  2. Take out the charging card from the glove compartment (or armrest).
  3. Use the card to activate the charging station.
  4. Take out the charging cable from the car's trunk.
  5. Make sure the car is connected properly to the station and actively charging.
  6. End your trip. Easy as that!

Hint: Each time you fully charge a car that has less than 35% battery level, you earn 5,00 € of credit. This will be used to pay for your trips and trip-related costs. Just make sure you end your trip after you charge the car!

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What are partner charging stations?

You don't have to charge our cars, but if you do, the cost is on us! Simply check the app for all partner charging stations in your area.

Austria
SMATRICS (Vienna)

Denmark
E.ON
Clever
Spirii
IONITY

France
Belib' (Paris)

Germany
Innogy, Vatenfall, The New Motion Deutschland (Berlin)
RheinEnergie (Cologne)
RheinEnergie, SWD (Dusseldorf)
EnBW (Hamburg)
SWM (Munich)
Stadtwerke Stuttgart (Stuttgart)

Hungary
Mobiliti

Italy
BeCharge (Milan)
Enel X (Milan)

Netherlands
Vattenfall (formerly Nuon)
TotalEnergies

Spain
Charging hubs (park and charge in our exclusive parking garages in Madrid)

Can I park my car at charging stations?

Yes and no. You can park the car at charging stations while the car is actively charging, but it is not always allowed to end your trip there. We always try to reach the best agreement possible for you in each city. This means parking regulations always depends on the city:

Austria
In Vienna, it is not allowed to end your trip at the SMATRICS charging stations. We recommend only parking at these stations during a stopover (it is allowed to use these charging stations only while a car is charging). See parking rules in Vienna

France
In Paris, it is only allowed to end your trip at the Belib' charging poles if the car is actively charging. See parking rules in Paris

Germany*
Yes. It is allowed to park and end your trip at all our partner charging stations if a car is correctly plugged in and charging. See all parking rules

Hungary
Yes. It is allowed to park and end your trip at all our partner charging stations within the Home Area if a car is correctly plugged in and charging. See all parking rules in Budapest

Italy
Yes. It is allowed to park and end your trip at all our BeCharge and Enel X partner charging stations in Milan if a car is correctly plugged in and charging. See parking rules in Milan

Netherlands
Yes. It is allowed to park and end your trip at the Vattenfall (formerly Nuon) and TotalEnergies charging stations if a car is correctly plugged in and charging. See parking rules in the Netherlands

Spain
In Madrid, it is only allowed to end your trip at the charging hubs if the car is actively charging. See parking rules in Madrid



Hint: To earn credit, please make sure to end your trip after the car has started charging!



*In some SHARE NOW cities, we operate station-based car-sharing where cars do not "free-float" but are rented from fixed stations.

What type of fuel should I refuel with?

Our global fleet is comprised of mostly petrol engine cars, but we still have a few diesel engine cars. Make sure you check the instructions in the SHARE NOW app and inside the fuel tank flap before refuelling your car.