Groupe PSA launches Free2Move in Seattle
Groupe PSA has launched its Free2Move smartphone-based mobility aggregation platform in Seattle. With the app, Free2Move allows users in Seattle to compare the location, characteristics, and operating costs of available transportation options, including offerings from Car2Go, Zipcar, and TravelCar. Free2Move will also reportedly be adding several bike sharing services over the next 60 days, including Ofo Bike, Lime Bike, and Spin Bike.
“The decision to launch a service that helps people move around in the most efficient way underscores our commitment to the future of Groupe PSA,” said Groupe PSA’s North America President and CEO, Larry Dominique. “As mobility services evolve and innovate based on the way people think about and consume mobility, bringing Free2Move stateside provides us with a unique way to address consumer demands, as well as a flexible platform to roll out future products.”
Free2Move is designed to allow consumers to schedule or immediately access the transportation of their choice for a few minutes to several days. Groupe PSA says the service has rapidly expanded throughout Europe and is currently available in seven countries in France, Spain, Germany, the UK, Italy, Austria, and Sweden, with 400,000 customers and some thirty operators. The launch in the U.S. represents the latest step in Groupe PSA’s “Push to Pass” global growth initiative, unveiled in April, 2016.
“We’re pleased to announce today that we will begin our North American operations in Seattle,” said Groupe PSA Senior Vice President of Mobility, Brigitte Courtehoux. “As we begin to add more providers and roll out to new cities, Free2Move will enrich the lives of Americans who embrace innovative, non-traditional forms of transportation.”
For more information on Free2Move, visit https://groupe-psa.com/free2move.