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Volkswagen ties-up with Zoomcar for shared mobility, Auto News, ET Auto

MUMBAI: German auto giant Volkswagen on Tuesday forayed into the shared mobility space by joining hands with self-drive car rental platform Zoomcar, the company informed in a release.

The deal will help potential customers across key cities to avail 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.

Recently, Nissan launched subscription plan for its Kicks SUV. Hyundai too launched similar plan for the customers for its models like Creta, Santro.

“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. We’re 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 India’s 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.

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