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WeShare is Volkswagen's car sharing service. VW exclusively offers electric cars.
In mid-2019, VW introduced their electric cars to the streets for rent. In total, 1500 e-Golfs are available to customers, which are charged exclusively with renewable energy. In the coming months, VW plans to expand its vehicle fleet with other electric car models, such as the smaller e-Up. A total of 2000 electric cars from WeShare will be available then.
Registration and Hiring
The minimum age for hiring a WeShare car is 21 years and you must have held an EU driving licence for at least one year. The rental of VW's electric cars works via a separate app, which can be downloaded free of charge onto the smartphone. After registration and the examination of the driving licence, a car can be rented straight away. The app displays free vehicles in the business area and makes short-term reservations.
Vehicle types, equipment and operating area
Cuurently, 1500 e-Golfs with space for five people are available. Other vehicle types will be added in a few months. Children are allowed - a booster seat for children from 4 to 12 years of age is included. Animals may not be transported. WeShare offers its cars within a defined area in Berlin, which can be seen in the app. The service are includes the city centre. In the north, the district of Wedding and parts of Pankow are included, in the east Friedrichshain, in the south Mariendorf and Steglitz and in the west Schmargendorf and Westend. The cars may be driven outside this area, but they cannot be parked there.
For now, the registration costs 19,90 Euro. Until the end of December 2019, a flat rate of 0.19 Euro per minute and 1 Euro per trip is due. A price increase has been announced for January. Payment is only possible by credit card.
Last edited: 11. September 2020