MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Filld, the leading mobile fueling service that delivers gas directly to customers' cars, is announcing today a partnership expansion through the Pacific Northwest with widely popular car-sharing company, car2go. Effective immediately, the car2go network of vehicles in Vancouver, Canada will be refueled by Filld's mobile fueling service with service in Portland, Oregon beginning soon.
Through the partnership, Filld will help car2go and their members ensure that car2go vehicles maintain adequate fuel levels for the frequent car-sharing trips that are made daily, taking the average refuel time to under ten minutes. Filld adds those vehicles to its daily algorithmically-determined route, cost-effectively alleviating the need for traditional gas station fueling by car2go vehicle support teams.
This partnership is the first of its kind between a mobile fueling service and a car-sharing company and is yet another example of the value Filld provides to individual, commercial and corporate customers. Building on the success of Filld's inaugural launch with car2go in Seattle earlier this year, Vancouver and Portland are the latest on a list of new market rollouts expected throughout 2017.
"When we began discussions with car2go in the fall of 2016, we quickly realized how our mobile fueling service would improve not only the operational costs of running their ridesharing fleet but also enhance the overall car2go customer experience," said Michael Buhr, CEO of Filld. "After a five month pilot, the integration proved to be not only a strong business success, but also a continued positive benefit for consumers – it allows them to avoid the ever-increasing hassle, stress and cost of visiting a gas station."
According to Justin Braund, North American fleet manager for car2go, "Mobile fueling through our partnership and integration with Filld enables us to keep our fleet fueled more cost-effectively while also ensuring that our cars are available for our members, who can be confident that they always have access to a fully fueled car2go vehicle when they need it."
Mobile fueling improves safety with trained fueling professionals and provides a positive environmental impact by reducing the miles travelled to a gas station, the number of cars running while waiting in lines, and effectively removing gas pump spillage. Filld expects its consumer service to be available to all drivers in Vancouver, Portland, Seattle and other cities in the very near future.
About Filld Inc.
Filld is a mobile refueling service that delivers gas to your car—day or night, at work or at home—so you never have to stop for gas again. Customers simply tap a button, tell us their car's location, and schedule a convenient time. Then one of our professionally trained and licensed drivers comes by in a certified, specially-modified small truck to fill your car (and you do not need to be there). To keep consumer costs low, we price-match to the lowest of the gas stations near you, and add a small delivery fee, typically $3. All our fuel is double-filtered top-quality gas.
The consumer service is currently available in the Bay Area, from San Francisco through San Jose and our commercial service is available in Seattle and Vancouver. For more information, you can download Filld in your favorite app store.
About car2go N.A., LLC
car2go N.A., LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, offers an innovative mobility solution in rapidly growing urban areas via a carsharing network of affordable, eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles. A flexible and "on demand" mode of transportation, car2go complements existing public transportation by bridging the gaps between the "first and last mile" of a member's commute. Today, car2go's global operation is the largest, fastest-growing carsharing program in the world with more than 2.4 million registered members and a fleet of nearly 14,000 vehicles in 26 locations in North America, Europe and Asia. Further information on car2go is available at car2go.com/NA/en/press/.
North 6th Agency, Inc. for Filld