Hamburg, 20.11.2023

hvv switch grows: Free2move | SHARE NOW on board

  • All relevant car sharers in Hamburg in one app
  • Deep integration of Free2move | SHARE NOW completed
  • hvv switch app has already surpassed 1.1 million downloads

4,500 cars available to share from a single source! Hamburg's third car-sharing provider, Free2move and SHARE NOW, is now integrated into the hvv switch app, meaning all relevant free-floating providers in the city are now represented. With around 420,000 customers in Hamburg and a diverse fleet portfolio including brands like Peugeot, Opel, Fiat, and Citroën, Free2move and SHARE NOW are among the pioneers in free-floating car-sharing services. As part of the partnership, the company's fleet was already able to park at more than 140 mobility points of hvv switch. The deep integration of Free2move and SHARE NOW services into hvv switch enables users to reserve, book, and pay for the fleet from a single source.

The app was developed for hvv by Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN) and has already been downloaded over 1.1 million times by users. Tickets for public transport are available in hvv switch, as well as the intelligent check-in/check-out ticket function, hvv Any. Passengers can easily check in by swiping the 'Start journey' button in the app at the beginning of their journey. From then on, all transfers are automatically recorded, and passengers can check out when they leave the means of transport or the stop. At the end of the day, the app calculates the cheapest ticket for all of the previous day's journeys, eliminating the need to search for the right fare.

In addition, hvv switch enables booking on-demand services from MOIA, car sharing from SIXT share, MILES, Free2move, and SHARE NOW, as well as e-scooters from TIER and Voi. The integration of the hvv hop on-demand service is scheduled to follow next year.

The aim of hvv switch is to provide access to all of the city's relevant mobility services through just one app. Traditional public transport is being progressively enhanced with smart, needs-based services, such as sharing and on-demand options. In the future, customers will have access to a suitable mobility service for every occasion, offering a real alternative to using a private car.