The peak season this year was from July to October. Compared to the same period in 2021, HoppyGo generated 38% higher revenues. In October, almost 1,000 rentals took place, 22% more than last year. Moreover, private providers who offered their cars on the platform earned an average of 20,540 CZK ($873 or €845) in the peak season.
Robin Švarícek, HoppyGo’s CEO, said, “The last few months have once again shown that peer-to-peer car sharing is becoming increasingly popular, especially during the summer. In addition to business trips, people are taking more and more excursions and holiday trips with a rented vehicle. HoppyGo offers its customers the opportunity and flexibility to use exactly the vehicle they need at any given time.”
So, how does it work? If you’re a car owner looking to share your vehicle, you must register it and verify the stored data. If you’re looking to rent a car, you can make a booking through HoppyGo’s smartphone app or website. One of the most popular models on the platform is the Skoda Fabia, and the most rented EV is the Skoda Enyaq iV. Skoda Auto allows you to test drive the vehicles for up to 4 days.
Skoda Auto Digilab has also developed other services, such as BeRider, an electric scooter-sharing platform, or Uniqway, which deals with student car sharing. Moreover, KLIQ provides fleet car sharing, and Citymove is a mobility app.