The contract will be an important part of Move About's investment in the Østfold region. In total, the company will have over 50 electric cars in the region, divided into municipal agreements, company agreements and mobility points. In addition to the agreement with Halden municipality, Move About received an agreement with Indre Østfold municipality in 2021.
“Halden municipality is a pioneer and reference municipality for a number of other Norwegian and international municipalities and cities. Halden municipality was one of the very first municipalities in the world to choose to allow the population and tourists to use the municipality's cars outside the municipality's working hours. This has been a success as the municipality's cars have been used almost as much with the population as drivers as by the municipality's employees,” says CEO of Move About Group, Morten von Krogh.
It is assumed that the car sharing solution has annually resulted in a reduction of about 30 tonnes of CO2 equivalents and the municipality has greatly reduced the number of driving allowances. In addition, some municipal leasing cars have been replaced with Move About's sharing cars.
Climate, economy and mobility
Since January 2019, Halden's residents and city visitors have been able to rent the same electric cars and electric bicycles that the municipality's employees use to and from meetings and other job assignments. During off-peak hours, anyone can rent the same cars from Move About at a reasonable hourly rate. It is possible to rent a car for anything from a single hour to a weekend.
“The purpose of the scheme is threefold for Halden municipality. We reduce costs and time associated with driving allowances for municipal employees. We are cutting climate emissions by replacing many journeys with fossil-fueled vehicles with electric vehicles. And not least, residents and visitors who need a reasonable rental of a car get a good offer. For some, this may mean that they do not have to own a car. With this new agreement in place, we will develop this mobility offer further together with Move About,” says municipal director Roar Vevelstad in Halden municipality.
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Move About Group AB in brief
Move About offers app-based, environment friendly, and cost-efficient mobility solutions to individuals, businesses, municipalities, and organizations. The Company has developed and owns all immaterial rights to the cloud-based green tech platform which gives digital access to electric cars, electric bikes, taxi, subway, and parking, all through the same app - around the clock. Every kilometer the user travels with the electric cars via the platform reduces CO2emissions.
The Company's extensive mobility solutions is built upon the Move About-app which gives the user access to the Company's pools of electric cars, bikes, and scooters. Move About also assists companies, municipalities, and organizations to optimize their vehicle fleets by tailoring mobility solutions based on needs. Move About was founded in Oslo, Norway, 2007 and has over 58,500 users today on their platform, and over 730 electric cars in the Company's vehicle fleet with presence in Sweden, Norway, and Germany.