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Next milestone in Corporate CarSharing from Alphabet

posted on 11/06/2018
  • Our innovative CarSharing product AlphaCity has expanded with a significantly increased choice of vehicle manufacturers and models in every segment
  • AlphaCity is now available for a wider range of Electric and Hybrid vehicles
  • AlphaCity is available for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) for the first time
  • Enhancements to the AlphaGuide app now integrates AlphaCity reservations for streamlined, shared mobility at your fingertips
  • More than seven years of experience makes Alphabet the leader in Corporate CarSharing

Farnborough, UK – 11 June 2018 – Business Mobility provider Alphabet today announces that its innovative CarSharing technology, AlphaCity, is now available with a significantly expanded choice of vehicles. This announcement also sees AlphaCity technology become available to Light Commercial Vehicle fleets for the very first time.

Until now, AlphaCity was exclusively for BMW and MINI vehicles but from today Corporate, SME and Public Sector fleets in the UK can choose keyless access, shared use vehicles in every segment from across a wide range of manufacturers. As a result, Alphabet customers now have an even greater selection of electric and hybrid vehicles when considering shared usage vehicles.

This significant milestone broadens the appeal of AlphaCity for organisations of all sizes in helping to meet diverse mobility needs; with multiple manufacturer brands and new models now available with the keyless, sharing technology. As part of the development the company have also redesigned the AlphaCity reservation platform, as well as integrating it into the AlphaGuide app.

Expanding and enhancing AlphaCity was a logical next step for the company, which aims to create products and solutions which perfectly meet an organisation’s changing mobility needs: “We continue to offer our customers the best-fit Business Mobility solution for their company. Improving our highly-successful product AlphaCity by expanding the choice of vehicles which are able to be shared within a fleet, is our latest way of doing so”, says Carsten Kwirandt, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Alphabet International.

AlphaCity meets the enhanced AlphaGuide

A further development sees AlphaCity reservations being integrated into the enhanced AlphaGuide app. “The new feature advances AlphaGuide to the next level of user experience,” Kwirandt continues. “From today, users have the option to book their AlphaCity vehicles in a few easy steps using the app, while still enjoying all of the other mobility features of AlphaGuide at their fingertips.”

The enhanced AlphaGuide app is available from Monday 11 June in app stores and will be updated automatically for existing users. In addition to key existing app functions such as access to contract data, electric charging locations or managing service requests, the new AlphaGuide will improve the user experience through a new look-and-feel to make it easier to use and more intuitive.

Users access the CarSharing section of AlphaGuide by selecting AlphaCity from the menu. Users can then book an AlphaCity vehicle for business purposes (according to their company rules) and view all upcoming reservations in detail including vehicle details, pick-up location, as well as the date and time of booking. Users also have the ability to access or cancel their existing AlphaCity reservations via the app.

Leader in Corporate CarSharing

This next-level in CarSharing is available to Alphabet customers in eight markets worldwide. With seven years of experience in Corporate CarSharing since launching AlphaCity, Alphabet provides a service to consult and support customers throughout the implementation process to ensure a smooth transition to shared vehicle mobility. With this keyless, automated and self-service solution for employee travel, senior fleet decision makers can not only reduce costs but also save valuable administrative and management time while continuing to keep their employees mobile 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Launched internationally in 2011 and in the UK in 2012, AlphaCity quickly positioned Alphabet as the frontrunner and innovator in the Corporate CarSharing market. In the last seven years, AlphaCity has grown to encompass 21,000 active users in eight markets with over one million ‘shared miles’ being driven by AlphaCity customers in the UK alone during 2017.

Watch the interview about Corporate CarSharing with Christoph Wachtmeister, Product Manager AlphaCity at Alphabet International here Vimeo Interview Corporate CarSharing

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