5 misunderstandings about car sharing ❌

5 misunderstandings about shared mobility

Whether you are a Poppy user or not, there are still a lot of misunderstandings about car sharing. We take a closer look at five statements.

Let us look at statement by statement.

1. ‘It’s only for the poor’ 💶

For many, a car is a status symbol. They buy an expensive car to show it off. However, they do not think about the environment. The ‘fancier’ cars are usually also the most polluting cars that are now being sold.

When they do use Poppy, for example, when their car is in the garage, they notice that Poppy is not so paltry. All Poppy cars are in fact a premium edition and contain a lot of gadgets that their own car also has.

The big plus of the Poppy cars is that they are all environment-friendly. And Poppy is also a CO2 neutral company.

Now what do you think, what is cooler? Impress with a polluting car or one that improves the world?

2. ‘Carsharing is too expensive’ 💸

Although this claim conflicts with the first one, there are also people who think in this direction. They start calculating but do not take into account all the costs of their own car.

With Poppy you pay an all-in price: fuel, fully Omnium Insurance, maintenance, road tax, repairs, car wash and free parking are all included with Poppy. Add all your costs together and then make the calculation with Poppy. Most come out cheaper with car sharing!

3. ‘There is only 1 form of car sharing’ 1️⃣

The term car sharing is relatively unknown. Yet car sharing has been around for decades. We can split it up into two big groupspeer-to-peer car sharing and one-way sharing platforms that offer cars to share. In the first group, people will share or make their personal car available. Think of carpooling or renting out your car via a platform.

Poppy belongs to the second group, where organizations provide a whole fleet of cars for their users. In this group, you can also make a subdivision between stationary based and free-floating. With the first group, you have to pick up the car at a predetermined location and also bring it back there. Think of Cambio. With the Poppy free-floating system you can pick up the car where it is and leave it wherever you want in the zone.

4. ‘Car sharing is only for young people’ 🧑

Car sharing is for everyone with a driver’s license. With Poppy, you need your driver’s license for at least two years. Nowadays, many pensioners can also use a smartphone and can therefore also use the Poppy app. Just ask Fons De Lie. At the age of 79, he is one of the oldest Poppy users.

5. ‘It is dirty to get in a shared car’ 🚮

Some are afraid to get into a car that someone else has used before them. Of course, you do not know who was in it before you. What you can do about it yourself is to wear gloves, but rest assured. Poppy has employees on the job every day to clean and keep the cars clean.