The number of users of Daimler Financial Services' mobility products is higher than ever before. car2go, moovel and the Ride-Hailing Group, including mytaxi, Beat, Clever Taxi and Chauffeur Privé, had 26 million customers in the third quarter.
This is an increase of 64% compared to the previous year. The number of transactions is also at a record high: over 126 million transactions were recorded in 130 cities. Klaus Entenmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Financial Services AG: "These figures show that we are on the right track. Our strategic expansion of the divisions is reflected in our future name, Daimler Mobility AG. Twenty-six million customers along with strong double-digit growth in this future market of mobility are driving our investments."
The latest mobility investment, the joint venture between the subsidiary Daimler Mobility Services GmbH and the Geely Group Company, is intended to open up the Chinese market for us. The premium ride hailing service is planned in four selected Chinese cities starting in 2019. Initially, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, E-Class and V-Class as well as Maybach will be used. Additionally, premium electric vehicles from the Geely Group could complement the fleet.
Jörg Lamparter, Head of Mobility Services: "The joint venture with the Geely Group Company opens up promising perspectives for the Chinese market. We look forward to a successful cooperation with the Geely Group Company and the expansion of our activities in China beyond car2go and Car2Share."