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GreenMobility electric car-share now in Brussels

15:00 04/05/2021

The GreenMobility electric car-share service has expanded into Brussels. This brings its list of Belgian cities to three – and it allows pick-up and drop-off in any of the three cities.

GreenMobility is a Danish firm that operates in Denmark, Sweden and Belgium. It began operating in Antwerp and Ghent last year and has now established itself in Brussels.

The service allows users to pick up a car in one city and drop it off in another, making it useful for commuters and for one-way trips. It also has a pick-up and drop-off ‘hotspot’ at Brussels Airport.

The service provides hotspots for drivers to park, generally in garages, but also allows the car to be dropped off in any public street. The app shows the user the location of the nearest car.

This is not yet the case in Brussels, where users are restricted to hotpots for the time being. “We have been looking forward to opening up in Brussels for some time now, but the pandemic has delayed our plans,” says the company in a statement. “So instead of waiting until we can open up a new zone in Brussels, we decided to start with three hotspots where users can park for free. Just pick a car in one of our Brussels hotspots and start driving. If you want to finish your trip, you park your car back in one of the hotspots. It does not have to be the same one.”

But anyone picking up a car in Brussels can also park it anywhere in Antwerp or Ghent. The same is true in reverse, though the car must be parked in a hotpot in Brussels.

Brussels GreenMobility hotspots are in the Interparking garages Monnaie, Grand Place and 2 Portes. The service is also adding more hotspots in Ghent, including in the Sint-Amandsberg, Mariakerke and Wondelgem districts.

 

Written by Lisa Bradshaw