FREE NOW is the first mobility platform to offer free vaccination rides for users across Europe
All FREE NOW users can take advantage of the Vaccination Ride offering: In Ireland, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Romania the leading tech company helps their customers to travel to vaccination centres in order to get their Covid-19 vaccination shot.
Hamburg, February 08 2021 - FREE NOW is the first mobility platform in Europe to provide free taxi rides to passengers in 8 countries who want to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Europe’s leading multi-service mobility platform is allocating 1 Million Euro committed to support the vaccination infrastructure in the countries and providing added value for all users. From now on, passengers who travel to an official vaccination appointment within their city, can contact the FREE NOW customer service to get a reimbursement.
“We know that the last year was full of continued restrictions. With the rollout of our medical services across Europe, we want to help citizens to get to the vaccination centres and we are keen to make that journey as smooth, stress-free and affordable as we can. We want to be a real help to people who may need it,” said Sebastien Oebel, COO of FREE NOW.
The offer is open to all people who get vaccinated against Covid-19 and book a taxi through the FREE NOW app, bookings can also be made by family members or friends. “The last year has been very challenging for taxi drivers, we are happy that we can use this initiative to help them get more tours and secure their income,” Sebastien Oebel added. All drivers will get the usual fair for tours to vaccination centres, the discount is fully paid by FREE NOW.
About FREE NOW
FREE NOW is the multi-service mobility joint venture backed by BMW Group and Daimler AG. Next to ride hailing, FREE NOW also offers micro-mobility services such as e-scooters, e-bikes, e-vespas as well as car sharing. It consists of the services FREE NOW (10 European markets) and Βeat (5 Latin American and 1 European market). Summed up, those services currently attract 50 million users in 16 markets and more than 150 cities. FREE NOW is therefore the biggest multi-service mobility provider in Europe and the fastest-growing ride-hailer in Latin America. FREE NOW works with various third party providers to offer their customers an even wider range of options to get from A to B. In total, around 2,000 employees in around 35 offices work for the services of FREE NOW, which is led by CEO Marc Berg.
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