New York, United States – Helbiz, a global provider in micro-mobility, announced the beginning of a new chapter for its intermodal mobility offering, Helbiz Taxi. The micro-mobility company aims to integrate mobility services around the world in its app to widen the intra and extra urban mobility offerings to include vehicles from additional companies with the same vision. By giving riders more transportation alternatives, the project will optimise the rider experience by making it easier to create a necessary multimodal mobility ecosystem.
Starting out will be the integration of a selection of taxi operators in currently active markets. Helbiz users will be able to call a taxi on demand, pay, and rate the service all through one app. This new functionality will help users in a range of scenarios, whether there’s limited availability of electric vehicles in their area, inclement weather conditions, or the distance is too long to travel via e-scooter, as well as disabled users that cannot ride traditional Helbiz vehicles. Helbiz Taxi will bring Helbiz to cities around the world which are yet to accept shared micro-mobility services, positioning the company as an experienced intra-urban mobility operator with the trust of already 4.3 million users worldwide.
“Our goal has always been to change the way the world moves. Helbiz Taxi allows us to build on that mission by providing our users with even more ways to get around their city, creating at the same time an already established new revenue source for Helbiz,” says Salvatore Palella, chief executive officer at Helbiz. “I’m particularly excited for our first integration that will equip users across our European markets with access to thousands of taxis available on demand. Special incentives will be awarded to consumers who decide to make use of electric taxis from the offering following our path of incentivising sustainable behaviors globally”
International studies estimate the Taxi and NCC industries to be worth around 1.3 billion EUR just in Italy in 2021, of much lower relative significance than other European countries in which Helbiz is aiming to expand over the upcoming months.