Mumbai: German auto giant Volkswagen on Tuesday announced its foray into the shared mobility space with a tie-up with self-drive car rental platform Zoomcar, which will help potential customers across key cities to avail its Polo cars under a particular subscription model. Besides, Volkswagen will also offer Zoomcar customised financial, maintenance and repair services, among other benefits, a release said.
"Through this partnership with Zoomcar, Volkswagen India enters into shared mobility and subscription services. We intend to transform the mobility sector by participating in various business models that drive growth. Were delighted to offer our best-selling car line Volkswagen Polo - through this channel," said Steffen Knapp, managing director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars.
According to the release, consumers are gradually moving towards shared mobility and it is expected that India will be leading the shared mobility business by 2030. Commenting on the partnership with the car maker, Zoomcar co-founder and CEO Greg Moran said, "Zoomcar is thrilled to partner with Volkswagen to offer its vehicles on Indias only shared subscription marketplace, ZAP Subscribe." Volkswagen and Zoomcar intend to deepen this partnership by offering other vehicles from their existing product portfolio in the future, the releases stated.