WASHINGTON -- French carmaker PSA Group is adding features to its fledgling mobility services platform for the U.S. in conjunction with a new car-sharing service being launched in Washington, D.C., at the end of October.
The company’s Free2Move app, which can be used to order and pay for car-sharing, ride-hailing, bike-sharing, public transit and other transportation services, will have more providers than currently available on a limited basis in Seattle and Portland, Ore., and improve the user experience with a single registration process, PSA North America CEO Larry Dominique said.
“You can just go through us and you’ll automatically be registered for all those services,” he said.
PSA will initially lease 600 Chevrolet Equinox crossovers and Cruze compact cars from General Motors for its Free2Move-branded short-term rental fleet that it will operate, Dominique said. Price tiers will depend on how long a vehicle is rented. The Equinox will be priced slightly more than the Cruze.
Customers in Washington will have access to eight or nine mobility partners at the start, he said. PSA is not identifying specific partners yet, but they will include ride-hailing firms, he said.
PSA plans to include regional and national mobility providers that may offer scooters or other services in a handful of cities.