LeasePlan and Uber enter into a pan-European partnership
Multinational fleet management and driver mobility
company LeasePlan and ng ridesharing company Uber are to expand their current
cooperation to a pan-European level.
The companies, already partners in in Portugal, France
and the Netherlands, have signed a memorandum of understanding stating that
LeasePlan will make available a full operational leasing solution to Uber
partner-drivers across Europe.
LeasePlan’s Uber proposition consists of a broad package
of services, from repairs and maintenance to insurance - enabling Uber drivers
to focus on their core business.
Ridesharing allows people across the world to get a ride
in a safe, affordable and reliable way. The new development, said LeasePlan,
had a major impact on improving mobility worldwide.
Uber, active in more than 100 cities in Europe, is a
driving force behind the trend and has identified LeasePlan as a provider of
lease vehicles to drivers who wish to access economic opportunities via the
“Every week, Uber connects tens of thousands of drivers
across Europe with economic opportunities at the touch of a button. But
sometimes access to a car can be challenging. With this partnership, we want to
ensure drivers are able to get the best deals on the market, and make driving with
the Uber app as seamless as possible,” said Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber’s head
The rising popularity of on-demand mobility is leading to
significant growth opportunities for LeasePlan.
The company says it is well positioned to become a
leading provider of fleet management services to the ride-hailing industry.
Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan, said: “Uber’s core
business is to connect drivers with passengers through advanced technology. Providing
cars and keeping them on the road is our expertise, so we’re very well placed
to help drivers meet that need.”
In Portugal, hundreds of drivers using the Uber app
already lease a LeasePlan vehicle. In France and the Netherlands, LeasePlan and
Uber have recently started to cooperate. Over the course of 2017,
partner-drivers across 23 countries in Europe will also be able to benefit from
LeasePlan’s mobility solutions.