If I tell you that when you travel you can go to someone else’s house and rent it for a few days I won’t be telling you anything new. But what if I tell you that you can also do the same with cars?
The idea of a shared economy is moving a long way and on many roads in the right direction.
One of the best ideas I have heard these days that will help many travellers in Europe is that of being able to rent a car to a private individual.
Drivy created this innovative system in 2010 by which it puts car owners in contact with people who do not have their own vehicle.
This system is perfect if you are one of those people who likes to drive but doesn’t have a car of their own or doesn’t want to do hundreds of miles but just drive through cities.
As we told you in other entries to Miri and I like to travel the road by car if we can because you have a great time, you can stop anywhere, you go from door to door and the route and times you mark you.
One of the advantages offered by this carsharing system is that you are the driver of the car.
This aspect is put above others where the owner of the vehicle is the one who drives all the time and you pay a fare as if it were a shared taxi.
With this system of car rental to individuals what you do is go where you want and take the people you need or want.
55,000 vehicles in Europe
I know what you’re asking, traveler. Yes, there are cars (and many) all over Europe and the numbers keep growing.
With a community of 2.5 million people Drivy offers more than 55,000 vehicles in 6 European countries.
The car rental is fully covered by the Allianz insurance and you have 24-hour roadside assistance.
This guarantees that when you travel you will have more options to choose from and more cities where you can use the platform, whether in Spain or other European countries.
Like many other shared systems it has some advantages with which you will be more than delighted.
One of the main ones is the low cost of a vehicle, something really competitive with rental companies.
The costs go from 20€ for 4 hours of rent or 27€ if you want to rent the whole day the film.
Of course this is a starting price only and depending on model, comfort, size and other features prices may vary.
Another good thing about it is that it has no cost for high in the system.
And one of the best things about it is that when you rent a car, it includes 200 kilometers a day that you can use as you like and you have additional drivers included.
How it works
The way it works is very simple.
Thanks to the mobile application you can make a reservation of what is called Drivy Open. That is to say that the app tells you where there is a car and you approach and you can open it with your application.
Of course, for this to be safe you will first have to verify your identity by uploading your data, a photo of your driving licence and your passport or ID card.
The system is very safe because you use an app linked to you and your phone so you should not worry about any risk.
On the road, you can control everything from the mobile app.
Once you return it you close it, block it with the app and deliver the car.
Rent your car
As the system connects users who do not have a car with vehicle owners this company has also made it easy for the owners.
As they explain on their website on how to rent your car the steps are simple.
You register your vehicle.
With the app you receive rental requests.
You authorize them.
And you start making money off the rent.
If your car is inside the system known as Drivy Open users will be able to use the mobile application.
But if you prefer or if you are not in the area to use the app you just have to meet with who will rent your vehicle, you deliver it and the person returns it when you finish.
The owner of the vehicle is also protected against any eventuality that may occur.
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