Frequently asked questions


Quick help

I forgot my magic PIN. How can I retrieve it?

You can always request your magic PIN in the app:

Open the app ▶ Menu ▶ My account ▶ Request PIN

We will then send your PIN to your mobile phone number via SMS. Your PIN cannot be changed.

Is your account already locked after entering the wrong PIN too many times? No worries, you can easily unlock it yourself:
Follow the app unlock instructions ▶ Enter your driver's license number

Your account will then be unlocked and the PIN will be sent to your mobile phone number via SMS.

No longer have access to your mobile phone number? No problem, just give us a call!

What should I do if I've had an accident?

Oh no! We hope everything is alright. Dial 110 immediately and wait until the accident has been processed by the police. Also, call Customer Support to inform us about the accident. Our hotline number can be found in the app.

What should I do if the engine doesn’t start?

Relax. In most cases, there’s nothing wrong with the car. As a safety measure, we remotely lock the engine so that the car can’t be driven off while you’re away. When you’re ready to drive again, simply unlock the engine via the app. If that doesn’t work, remove the car key from ignition and try again.

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.

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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Where can I park and end my trip?

To end the trip, you need to be inside the Home Area. The Home Area is our operative area, in which SHARE NOW cars free-float around the city. You can park for free on any legal public street parking space within this area. It's possible to park and end your trip in drop off zones outside the city in your Home Area, but a drop off fee will apply.

See all parking rules

How do I add a new payment method?

You can easily add a new payment method directly in the app:

Open the app ▶ Menu ▶ Payment ▶ Edit payment profile(s) ▶ Add payment profile

An initial test charge of 7,50 € will be pre-authorised on your payment method to make sure your card or bank account is working. Don't worry: This amount will not actually be charged to you.