Ford Of Germany And Deutsche Bahn Connect Collaborate On German Bike Sharing Service
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Ford Of Germany And Deutsche Bahn Connect Collaborate On German Bike Sharing Service  •Ford of Germany is first car maker to be involved in a bike sharing project in Europe

•Deutsche Bahn's extensive bike share service in Germany is to offer 3,200 FordPass bikes

•Mobility initiative is an expansion of existing car sharing collaboration with Deutsche Bahn

•FordPass app for iOS and Android offers car and bike sharing services on one mobility platform

COLOGNE/FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 12, 2017 – Ford of Germany and Deutsche Bahn Connect GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, are extending their collaboration in mobility services in Germany, from car sharing to bike sharing.

Ford Of Germany And Deutsche Bahn Connect Collaborate On German Bike Sharing Service  Next month, 3,200 FordPass bicycles will be made available via Deutsche Bahn's Call a Bike hire system to cyclists in Cologne and Düsseldorf, as Ford of Germany becomes the first car maker to help deliver a bike sharing service in Europe.

'As a mobility provider, we will collaborate on sustainable solutions that supplement the transportation system in a way that makes sense, particularly in inner city areas. For this reason, we are launching the FordPass bike sharing service together with Germany's market leader, Call a Bike,' said Steven Armstrong, group vice president and president, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Ford Motor Company, announcing the partnership at New Mobility World, the forum on future mobility at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.

Customers will be able to use the FordPass mobile app to register for Call a Bike, find the nearest available bicycle, and pay for it online. The FordPass app can already be used to access Ford's car sharing service, to locate parking spaces, or find the lowest fuel prices at nearby garages.

'The use of bikes for getting around in our cities and the trend towards sharing will gain increasingly in importance in the years to come. With the new service to be offered in Düsseldorf and Cologne, we are extending the public transport services we provide for our customers with an extremely environmentally friendly mode of transport,' said Sylvia Lier, chair, Board of Management, Deutsche Bahn Connect. 'We are delighted that we are now extending the Call a Bike service in partnership with Ford in order to make an even larger cycle hire network available to our customers throughout Germany. All FordPass Bike customers will also be able to use the entire Call a Bike service and vice versa, without having to repeat the initial registration process.'


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    Ford and Deutsche Bahn Connect have since 2013 collaborated on a car sharing service, and in August this year, Ford announced 100,000 free one-year Call a Bike memberships for its customers.

    'We launched a joint car sharing project four years ago as part of Ford's s expansion into mobility services,' said Wolfgang Kopplin, deputy chairman, Ford of Germany. 'Our bike sharing project is yet another step on the way to implementing this strategy. It will enable us to supplement transportation systems in the cities with a completely pollution-free component and provide an environmentally friendly, and low-cost service for increasing numbers of customers.'

    Deutsche Bahn Connect will operate the new service and handle customer enquiries for the fleet of brand new FordPass branded bikes that will have its own colour scheme. The bicycles can also be rented via the Call a Bike app.

    Deutsche Bahn Connect GmbH

    As part of the Deutsche Bahn Group, Deutsche Bahn Connect GmbH integrates a wide range of mobility modules into an intelligent mobility concept, which also includes the offers of Flinkster Carsharing and Call a Bike. The Deutsche Bahn Connect has been active in the bicycle rental business for almost 15 years and is the leading supplier in Germany with around 13,000 bicycles in 50 cities.

    About Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

    Ford of Europe
    is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 52,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 66,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities (16 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and eight unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

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