LeasePlan partners with Brisa to hire and manage the DriveNow fleet

LeasePlan has been chosen by Brisa to manage the fleet of vehicles for DriveNow - the latest carsharing business operating in Portugal. A national leader in leasing and mobility solutions, LeasePlan has provided Via Verde Carsharing (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brisa) with a complete rental solution that includes maintenance, repair and insurance - enabling the business to ensure that its fleet is always current and operational.

September 26, 2017
 

"The choice of LeasePlan as a partner in the management of the DriveNow Lisbon fleet is a natural progression given the strong relationship that exists with the Brisa group fleet. LeasePlan's drive to establish partnerships for the development of new mobility solutions is compatible with ViaVerde Carsharing’s vision, and gives us an added guarantee of having a fleet that is properly planned and controlled," says João Oliveira, General Manager of Via Green Carsharing.

DriveNow, which is already available in Lisbon, will initially consist of a fleet of 211 cars, 11 of which are electric. The carsharing model in question allows the user/subscriber of the platform to collect and return the car in different places, within agreed areas of circulation, available in the centre of the city and near public transport, for greater mobility.

Our rental and fleet management capabilities allow us to help Carsharing companies overcome their challenges. By establishing these strategic partnerships, we are contributing to facilitate this growing market and playing a very important role in the emergence of new mobility solutions. Furthermore, the growing popularity of shared mobility, such as carsharing and now the arrival of DriveNow in Lisbon, represents an opportunity for LeasePlan

António Oliveira MartinsManaging Director of LeasePlan Portugal