17 Oct 19

Sixt adds public transport to its MaaS mix

International mobility service provider Sixt is expanding its flexible mobility budget called ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS). For the first time, fleet customers now also can use it for trips by public transport. 

Sixt MaaS already allowed fleet customers to choose from a mobility mix consisting of car rental (Sixt Rent), ride-hailing (Sixt Ride) and car and scooter sharing (Sixt Share). Those customers now also have a public transport option. 

Sixt’s improved mobility budget now also allows its customers to track their spend versus their budget, manage all transactions, and tag business or private usage – all thanks to the Sixt Milo app, tailored especially to this service. 

Customers can then pay for these services via the Sixt Mobility Visa card. For these improvements, Sixt has cooperated with mobility service provider XXImo, which provides both the app and the Visa card. 

Sixt MaaS is a forward-looking alternative to classic company cars and taxis. Employees are increasingly preferring more flexible solutions, and Sixt aims to help corporates position themselves as attractive employers as these attitudes continue to shift. 

“Sixt MaaS increases both the flexibility of usage and the attractiveness of companies as innovative employers,” says Vinzenz Pflanz, Senior VP Corporate Sales at Sixt SE. “It is an important incentive for employees and can significantly reduce fleet costs, thanks to its needs-based concept.” 

Mobility Club
The expansion of Sixt MaaS is in line with the introduction of Sixt Mobility Club. With the participation of numerous companies in Western Europe, this pilot aims to support the transition from fixed company fleets to far more flexible use of vehicles. 

To this end, groups of 300 to 400 drivers are exchanging their company vehicles for the MaaS mobility budget, for periods of three to six months. The Sixt Mobility Club is a pioneer in changing corporate mobility with a view to changing fleet structures.

Authored by: Frank Jacobs