Free2Move Car Rentals from Stellantis

July 31st, 2022 by

It is no surprise that as soon as the restrictions lifted after the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone wanted to travel and make up for the lost time. With airlines becoming increasingly crowded and more expensive, people began road tripping much more often. Going on a road trip is one of the most fun vacations a car lover can do, but if you don’t have the right equipment the trip can seriously stink. Because of this, rental car bookings went through the roof. Unfortunately, there was also a shortage of rental cars because of the entire vehicle chip shortage that resulted from the pandemic. 

As part of the Stellantis Group, Free2Move offers a comprehensive package for renting, parking, and sharing a car. At Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Little Rock, Arkansas, we are proud to be a part of a global initiative that is helping connect people in 170+ countries to more than 450,000 vehicles so they can explore the world around them. 

According to the news release, “The rental demand is already exploding over the past three months, +40% every month. Summer marks a peak season for the car rental market. At Free2Move, 44% of all bookings have a duration of one week or more, and 16% of bookings are created for long weekends. Demand is already ramping up, with a 22% increase in May bookings compared to those from April.”

“At Free2Move, the customer experience is at the heart of what we do,” shares Brigitte Courtehoux, Free2Move CEO. “Our dynamic solution is constantly evolving to predict our customer demands. And we are dedicated to growth and expansion – through our recent acquisition of Opel Rent, for example, we’ve expanded our fleets and the cities in which our services are offered. The summer months are traditionally travel months, and we know Free2Move Rent will deliver the best vehicle access options for our customers.”

While this service is just now becoming available in America, drivers can take advantage of renting a Jeep Renegade or Jeep Compass with more vehicles to be added to the fleet. This has been a successful endeavor in Europe and there are many different vehicle options including electric and plug-in hybrid variants. 

According to Stellantis in its latest news article regarding Free2Move, “Free2Move has the power to allocate more vehicles into the rental sector, especially during the supply shortage. Free2Move is integrated on both Kayak and Skyscanner metasearches, further facilitating access and availability. And Free2Move Rent includes its own fleet, as well as access to fleets from providers such as Hertz, Avis, Budget and Europcar.”

Allocating vehicles that are not currently being used is one of the best economic models to reduce waste and shortages. We have seen this work with Airbnb. If you are not using a property or room in your home, other people who are traveling can rent out and use a space that would have otherwise been vacant. 

The same can be said for Turo. Turo has exploded in popularity over the last several years. Turo allows customers to rent a vehicle from the respective vehicle owners in different cities when they are traveling or need an additional car. Turo is essentially the Airbnb platform but for cars. 

If you are interested in purchasing your own new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle, come on down and see us at Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Little Rock, Arkansas! We can get you fixed up for your next road trip or help you find the perfect vehicle for your dynamic lifestyle. Whether you need a spacious family road trip vehicle or an economical highway commuter, we’ve got it all available at Landers!