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With the moovel app and a bit of luck, you can travel on local public transport on particulate matter alarm days completely free of charge

12th of October 2017
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With the moovel app and a bit of luck, you can travel on local public transport on particulate matter alarm days completely free of charge

  • A random generator ("slot machine") decides who travels for free
  • 50 percent chance of free bus and train travel
  • Valid from October 15, 2017 on all particulate matter alarm days throughout the entire Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS) region

Stuttgart. The moovel Group, which has its headquarters on the Marienplatz in Stuttgart, supports the capital of Baden Wurttemberg during the particulate matter alarm season: from October 15, 2017 to April 15, 2018, users of the moovel app have the chance of winning local public transport tickets on particulate matter alarm days. Furthermore, moovel also passes on the reduced price for the fully electric smart fortwo cars from car2go.

From October 15, 2017 until April 15, 2018, the city of Stuttgart will initiate a so-called particulate matter alarm when the weather conditions cause atmospheric pollution. As in the past two particulate matter alarm periods, the moovel Group is encouraging the inhabitants and visitors of the state capital of Stuttgart to use buses and trains again this season: on particulate matter alarm days, a random generator decides for each ticket purchased via the moovel app whether moovel will bear the cost of the ticket. The probability that a moovel customer can travel absolutely free of charge on buses and trains lies at 50%. Directly after the booking, the user will be informed by a push message and in the invoice whether the booking is free of charge or not. This offer is valid throughout the entire VVS region only on particulate matter alarm days and is exclusively available via the moovel app. The offers applies for the ticket categories single, child and short-trip. What's more, moovel also passes on the reduced price of 25 cents per minute offered by car2go for the rental of its fully electric smart fortwo cars (instead of 29 cents per minute).

Users of the moovel app will be advised about the particulate matter alarm via the social media channels Facebook (facebook.com/moovelDE) and Twitter (twitter.com/moovelDE) as well as by newsletter. The moovel mobility app is available to download free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Simple access to mobility

Multimodal mobility platforms such as moovel help make the use of transport in cities easier and more sustainable. The moovel mobility app, which is free for iOS and Android devices, combines local public transport, the car-sharing provider car2go, rental bicycles, mytaxi and Deutsche Bahn. Throughout Germany, car2go, mytaxi and Deutsche Bahn can directly and easily be booked and paid for via the moovel app. The direct booking and payment of local public transport tickets is possible in both the Stuttgart and Hamburg transport association regions. As the first provider worldwide, moovel has created a true "one-stop-shop" for urban mobility in the two cities. Booking and paying for local public transport tickets in the moovel app is extremely simple: when you search for a connection to a destination using moovel, the app automatically suggests the most suitable ticket to buy. The tickets are available in the app and can be called up online and offline for ticket inspections. Billing is easy and takes place within the app, without the customer having to register with the transport association.

Further information is available on the Internet:
www.moovel.com
www.moovel.com/stuttgart

Contact:
moovel Group GmbH
Michael Kuhn
+49 160 / 8614768
michael.kuhn@moovel.com

Melanie Graf
+49 176 / 30941349
melanie.graf@moovel.com

moovel Group GmbH
moovel Group GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, has made it its mission to simplify mobility in cities. It is working on an operating system for urban mobility that offers access to suitable mobility options and paves the way for a future with autonomous vehicles.
moovel acts as a partner to cities, transport associations and customers. In the German market, moovel is represented with the moovel app. The moovel mobility app combines local public transport, the car-sharing provider car2go, mytaxi, rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn. Most services can be booked and paid for simply and directly via the moovel app. With the moovel transit product portfolio, the moovel Group offers white label solutions for transport associations and companies around the world. In the USA, moovel North America, with moovel transit, is the market leader in mobile ticketing solutions for transport associations.
The moovel Group GmbH has received many awards including the "German Mobility Award 2016" from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the "Germany – Land of Ideas" initiative“, as well as the "Innovator 2017" award from the "Brand eins" German business magazine.

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