FreeNow and Karhoo partner on ride-hailing services across Europe

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Karhoo is integrating the FreeNow mobility app into its platform under a new pan-European partnership.

The alliance aims to make private and business travel seamless by improving the accessibility of ride-hailing services. 

Under the deal, Karhoo will integrate FreeNow’s taxi and private-hire vehicle supply to serve some of the biggest names in the hotel, travel and corporate industries including Accor and SNCF Connect.

FreeNow’s network of over 200,000 ride-hailing vehicles will be seamlessly integrated into the various customer-facing apps and websites to ensure a flawless passenger experience. This partnership allows Karhoo to respond even more to existing demand and offer an even wider range of ride-hailing options. In addition to the classic taxi and private-hire fleet, choices include electric, hybrid, and wheelchair-accessible vehicles. 

FreeNow and Karhoo are currently rolling out the new service in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The technical integration is expected to be complete for all markets by the beginning of 2024, and the two companies are already planning to expand their partnership further in the near future.

“The partnership between our two companies marks a milestone in seamlessly connecting supply and demand for ride-hailing services in Europe.” said FreeNow CEO Thomas Zimmermann.

Karhoo CEO Terry Coates said: “By joining forces with FreeNow, we leverage our combined strengths to create a MaaS ecosystem that will transform the way people access and utilise transportation services.”