Karhoo targets 15k MaaS rides a day with new Trainline and Appart’City deals

Karhoo, a global marketplace for cab companies, private driver companies, and vehicles for hire, have announced new partnerships with Trainline and Appart’City as they aim to build on their Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) model for 2021. 
A subsidiary of the Renault Group, Karhoo aims to operate 15,000 rides per day worldwide by the end of 2021, building on their mobility-as-a-service platform to optimise business and personal travel. 
Karhoo brings together thousands of fleets from around the world, working with major brands such as SNCF, Thalys, Booking.com and Trip.com. Trainline which boasts 70M bookings each year, now joins the platform alongside the leader in apart-hotels in France, Appart’City. 
Karhoo also allows MaaS applications to quickly integrate a local and national offer of cabs and vehicles for hire. This process is used by the SNCF’s Personal Mobility Assistant, Moovizy in France and Renfe-as-a-Service and Meep in Spain.
Globally, the number of rides made via the Karhoo marketplace recorded strong growth of around 50% in 2020 compared to 2019, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The acceleration in the number of rides over the months of July and August 2020 (respectively 30% and 49% compared to July 2019 and August 2019) reinforces the group’s ambition to become the leading B2B player in connected mobility.
Vanessa Heydorff, CCO and senior VP at Karhoo explains the company’s ambitions: “Despite the sanitary context and the significant decrease in travel worldwide, we were able to demonstrate the value of the solution proposed by Karhoo. With the confidence of our partners, in 2021 we will continue to develop our activities in Europe and beyond“.
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