What we do

Experience mobility with our joint ventures and shareholdings

The services offered by Mercedes-Benz Mobility include financing, leasing, vehicle subscriptions and rentals, fleet management, digital services related to charging and payment, the brokerage of insurance policies and innovative mobility services. In addition, since 2009, we have developed mobility services, expanded them together with partners and invested in companies in this field to meet our customers’ varied needs in the area of comprehensive urban mobility. Our mobility portfolio is as extensive as the mobility wishes of our customers.

Joint ventures

FREE NOW

  • Established in: 2019
  • Headquarters: Hamburg, Germany
  • Products: Taxis and rental cars, micromobility and car sharing via app
  • Shareholders: Mercedes-Benz Mobility, BMW Group
  • Website: free-now.com

FREE NOW is Europe’s leading multimobility platform. In addition to taxi and rental car trips, FREE NOW also offers services in different areas of micromobility such as eScooters, eBikes, eMopeds and car sharing. The app is currently being used by more than 50 million people in 16 markets and in more than 152 cities. That makes FREE NOW the biggest provider of multiservice mobility in Europe. FREE NOW works together with various third-party providers in order to offer its customers an even wider range of options for travelling from point A to B. FREE NOW has approximately 1,850 employees at 27 locations. By 2030 all travel via FREE NOW will be emission-free — that’s what FREE NOW promises to the European users and cities that it serves. Thanks to a carbon-offset programme, FREE NOW’s operations are already climate neutral today.

CHARGE NOW

  • Established in: 2019
  • Headquarters: Berlin, Germany
  • Products: Digital charging solutions for electric cars and access to Europe’s biggest charging network
  • Shareholders: Mercedes-Benz Mobility, BMW Group, bp
  • Website: chargenow.com

CHARGE NOW , a brand of Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS), provides comprehensive access to the charging infrastructure, thus playing a vital role in the mobility transformation to emission-free driving. DCS develops charging solutions for automakers and fleet operators and is thus one of the most important global drivers of the transformation to electric mobility. The full-service white-label charging solutions from DCS enable automakers and fleet operators to make their electric mobility strategies a reality. With over 280,000 charging points in 30 markets and more than 850 charging station operators to date as well as transnational charging options, DCS offers customers access to the fastest-growing public charging network in Europe. Through CHARGE NOW for Business, DCS provides the necessary tools for managing electrified fleets. This solution combines Europe’s biggest network of public charging stations with the requirements of fleets, thus offering a uniform charging solution for DCS fleet customers. In autumn 2021, bp joined BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz Mobility and became the third shareholder of Digital Charging Solutions GmbH.

StarRides

  • Established in: 2019
  • Headquarters: Hangzhou, China
  • Products: Premium ride-hailing service
  • Shareholders: Mercedes-Benz Mobility, Geely Technology Group
  • Website: starrides.com

Together with the Geely Technology Group, a subsidiary of the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding), Mercedes-Benz Mobility built up the premium ride-hailing service StarRides in China. The joint venture, which was launched in the Chinese city of Hangzhou at the end of 2019, is currently operating in ten cities in China. The StarRides fleet consists of Mercedes-Benz S-Class, E-Class and V-Class vehicles. StarRides has become a leading provider of premium ride-hailing service for B2B customers.

Shareholdings

Blacklane

  • Established in: 2011
  • Headquarters: Berlin, Germany
  • Products: Chauffeur service
  • Website: blacklane.com

Blacklane is a worldwide chauffeur service. Its two founders are frequent travellers who became aware of the need for a high-quality global service that takes the stress out of travelling. They envisioned a smarter way to book and manage trips — one that is reliable, efficient and reasonably priced. Since its founding, Blacklane has evolved from a two-man operation in Berlin to an international team of more than 350 employees with offices in Brisbane, Dubai, Los Angeles and Singapore.

Bolt

  • Established in: 2013
  • Headquarters: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Products: Taxis and ride-hailing, eScooters, car sharing, food delivery per app
  • Website: bolt.eu

Bolt , formerly known as Taxify, is a leading European multi-service mobility platform for taxis and ride hailing, scooter sharing, car sharing and the delivery of food and groceries. Its range of services is already being used by more than 75 million people in over 400 cities in more than 45 countries. Bolt is one of the fastest-growing providers of such services in Europe and Africa. Since the summer of 2019, every trip enabled by Bolt has been 100 percent climate-neutral because its CO² emissions are offset by a financial contribution to selected projects.

heycar

  • Established in: 2017
  • Headquarters: Berlin
  • Products: A marketplace for high-quality used and new cars, automotive financing, vehicle leasing
  • Website: Germany: hey.car

Since 2017, heycar has offered customers a user-friendly and advert-free online platform for inspected used cars in all classes from well-known brands as well as selected new vehicles. The commitment to high standards also embraces services such as financing, leasing and insurance. With an inventory of more than 350,000 vehicles, heycar cooperates with a network of more than 6,000 dealers to offer high quality used cars and services. All of the vehicles offered on the heycar platform are less than eight years old, have a mileage of less than 150,000 kilometres and come with a dealer’s warranty.

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