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ECCOCAR: a disruptive car sharing platform that advances the connected cars era

Objective

Car-sharing schemes are experience a fast adoption in different segments and players, each one for different motivation and needs:
• B2C car sharing platforms with proprietary fleets are the most widespread scheme for alternative urban mobility, but lacks on a variety of car models (usually the same or very few models available) and their focus is on B2C with urban mobility needs.
• P2P car sharing platforms offers the most affordable and flexible alternative for occasional car needs, accounting for the broadest variety of car models to fit those individual needs and the lowest costs. But most of them lacks on the appropriate technology to offer a satisfactory UX both for car owners and drivers.
• Car rental companies are progressively updating their fleets with car sharing technology to provide a better UX for customers, but only larger players can afford the resources, skills and costs it requires, commonly by acquiring promising star-ups with proprietary car sharing technology. Those players who fail on walking that path will face the threat of drastic downturn in sales.
• Corporate car sharing is a novel but fast growing trend, especially in Europe, to reduce OPEX for transport needs, simplify fleet management, while boosting an ECO-friendly brand awareness. Companies can save up to 40% of cost if adopting this scheme as compared with traditional leasing schemes, but most leasing companies are waiting for commercial solutions that can help them make that shift in a seamless, cost-effective and reliable way, since R&D innovation is not their core business.

Aware of the above trends and the opportunities and synergies it provides, Eccocar Sharing S.L. is developing the most innovative, secure, smart, reliable and convenience car sharing enabling solution that can be seamlessly applied to all previous scenarios, while offering disruptive added value services to take car-sharing UX to a next step.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

ECCOCAR SHARING
Address
Rua Pontes 6 (Vial A) Parque Empresarial Porto Do
36350 Nigran
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000