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SIXT launches innovative mobility platform: New app combines digital car rentals, car sharing, ride and taxi services

On February 28th, SIXT launches an ambitious new mobility app that combines SIXT rent, SIXT share, and SIXT ride; and gives its 20 million customers even more reason to love them. Long known for spoiling their customers with their affordable luxury, concierge services, and faster check-ins, SIXT’s new app aims to further expand the company’s position as an innovation leader with an integrated mobility platform that combines all of SIXT’s offers of individual mobility in the areas of car rental, car sharing, and ride services. The future thinking platform builds on an integrated, connectable platform with reliable partners, and allows consumers more freedom in how they move, while also taking advantage of the rapidly growing sharing and gig economy. BIS Research forecasts the global mobility services market to be valued at roughly 1.7 trillion by 2028.  Whether it’s renting a car for a few days, a few hours, or just hiring a driver for pickups and drop offs, it’s all just a click away in the SIXT app.

Erich SIXT, CEO of SIXT SE: “In SIXT we have achieved an outstanding brand that, for our 20 million customers, stands for innovation and premium services. Today we, as a market leader in Germany, are coming to a large step closer to achieving our vision of being a global provider of individualized mobility. We have laid the foundation for continuing our decades-long success story into the future.”

Alexander Sixt, Chief Strategy Officer of SIXT SE: “As a market leader in Germany with approximately 240,000 vehicles worldwide, we have built up a strong customer base. Now, with our new mobility platform, we are taking the next strategic step. We are bringing together things that belong together and are combining car rental, car sharing and ride-hailing/taxi into the world’s first and fully integrated mobility platform – not tomorrow, but today. This presents us with the opportunity of limitless scaling within the growing mobility-services market. By combining the already scaled car rental service with car sharing, SIXT is going beyond the limits of the offers that currently exist. In order to offer people a real alternative to their own car, we have built an open platform and are extending our hand to all providers of modern mobility as well as car manufacturers. The challenges of tomorrow’s mobility demand a partnership-based approach.”

SIXT rent, SIXT share, SIXT ride – all offers in a single app

SIXT rent makes the app a digital counter

Already today, customers can select their vehicle digitally at top airports in Germany up to 30 minutes before the start of the rental period, go to the car park without making a detour to the counter and open the vehicle directly via the SIXT app. In 2019, this service is to be successively expanded to other airports in Europe and the USA as well as selected stations in urban areas. Germany’s market leader in the car rental sector is also planning to consistently expand its network of more than 2,200 stations worldwide. With digital stations, for example on parking spaces of hotels or parking garages, SIXT intends to further accelerate its expansion, get closer to the customer and thereby bridge the gap between car rental and stationary car sharing.

SIXT share for more flexibility

Via the new app, customers get access to a highly innovative car sharing service which will offer the freedom to return their vehicles flexibly beyond SIXT share business areas – at over 2,200 SIXT stations worldwide and also in all business areas. Furthermore, the customer can freely choose how long to keep the vehicle, whether just a few minutes or up to 27 days – always with the best SIXT-price and in the car of their choice. SIXT share is currently underway across Europe, and will be available in the US in the near future.

SIXT ride for unlimited mobility

SIXT ride offers its customers around the world a comprehensive range of taxi, ride and transfer services via just one app. For this purpose, the company is cooperating internationally with over 1,500 partners and thus offers its customers access to over one million drivers worldwide. SIXT is entering a global growth market that will be a core component of the mobility world in the future of autonomous driving.

About SIXT

Headquartered in Pullach, near Munich, Germany, SIXT SE is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services. With its products SIXT rent, SIXT share and SIXT ride, the company offers a unique, integrated range of mobility services in the areas of car rental, car sharing, and ride services. These products can be booked via a single app that also integrates the services of mobility partners. SIXT is present in approximately 110 countries worldwide. The company’s strengths lie in its consistent customer focus, its culture of innovation with strong technological expertise, its high share of premium cars in the fleet and an attractive price-performance ratio. The SIXT Group generated revenues of EUR 2.6 billion in 2017 and is one of the most profitable mobility service providers worldwide. SIXT SE, the Group’s parent company, has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1986 (WKN common shares: 723132, WKN preferred shares: 723133).

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