The Spanish car rental application with driver Cabify reached an agreement to offer the WiBLE car-sharing service on its platform, thus adding another transport option to its network.
WiBLE’s fleet of hybrid cars, based in Madrid, will be available to all Cabify users for rental by the minute next week, although it is already an option for some users, Cabify said in a statement.
The agreement is the first major collaboration between a car-sharing company and a car rental application with a driver (a business also called VTC, for a passenger car with a driver), Cabify said.
Cabify already has the MOVO electric scooters and motorcycles app, the Bive bike subscription service, and package delivery services on its platform, in addition to its main VTC offering.
Cabify, which competes with companies such as Uber for chauffeur-driven vehicle service and Glovo for parcel delivery, said it hopes the alliance will help reduce private car use and free up urban space.
Mobility applications are trying to anticipate permanent changes in transport habits after the pandemic, which due to teleworking and confinements has led to a significant drop in urban travel.