Carsharing in Russia.

100 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and seven BMW i3 were delivered to Russian premium car sharing company YouDrive.

For several weeks now a car sharing fleet of 100 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and seven BMW i3 has been spotted on the streets of Moscow, St. Petersburg and its suburbs.

YouDrive – a Russian premium car sharing company - has leased BMW vehicles for their fleet for 4 years via BMW Financial Services in Russia. By doing so YouDrive the first electric cars in this field.

This has the positive effect that the Muscovite charging infrastructure started to get a stronger focus and will be extended by local authorities. Moscow is the fastest developing car sharing market worldwide. With only 20 months of age car sharing is a relatively new mobility concept in Moscow. Every day 4,000 new user registrations are recorded and the number of trips has increased fivefold in 2017. One trip takes ca. 40 minutes on average and 8 persons make use of one and the same car per day.

Sven Gruetzmacher