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Bosch starts sharing service for electric vans

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Bosch launched a new sharing service for electric vans together with toom, a subsidiary of the German retail group Rewe, the company will be testing the service at hardware stores, which is precisely where there is a demand for vans with sufficient space to carry heavy and bulky purchases.
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"Bosch is growing with digital services for urban mobility. A service for sharing electric vans has huge potential for growth," says Dr. Rainer Kallenbach, president of the Connected Mobility Solutions division at Bosch.

From December 2018, it will only take a few clicks for customers at five selected stores to directly book an electric van on site, and quickly and simply take stone slabs, balcony plants, and paint pots home with them. "As a company committed to sustainability, we are always eager to constantly improve our contribution to environmental protection. We're therefore very pleased that we can now offer our customers an eco-friendly way of taking their purchases home," says Wolfgang Vogt, toom's Managing Director for Finance and Personnel.

Bosch is already well versed in the sharing services business, as demonstrated by Coup, its rental service for electric scooters. Since its launch in 2016, Coup has constantly expanded, and now has a fleet of 3,500 scooters in Berlin, Paris, and Madrid.

In Germany, one in every ten shared cars now has an electric motor. In its Coup and van-sharing schemes, Bosch has opted exclusively for electrically powered vehicles.

"Fully electric driving is ideal for urban mobility "“ whether that means downtown delivery traffic or individual mobility in major cities," Kallenbach says. The van-sharing service will initially be offered in Germany, at hardware stores in Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Troisdorf, and Freiburg. At these stores, charge spots are already in place for the small electric vans, which are provided by StreetScooter.

Bosch supplies the powertrain components for these vehicles. The company believes that shared electric vans have scope for application outside the hardware-store sector: if the new sharing service proves popular, Bosch plans to expand it to include other partners, whether these be other toom stores, furniture stores, supermarkets, or electronics stores.


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