September 10, 2019 - The IAA of today is no longer simply an auto exhibition. In line with the slogan “Driving tomorrow,” it presents itself as an international platform for mobility — and that’s exactly the right setting for Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Mobility AG.
People’s needs and requirements regarding mobility, especially in large cities, are changing. Flexibility and individuality are playing an increasingly important role in mobility. And that’s where Daimler Mobility AG comes in. We offer customers the opportunity to own a car, share it with others or use one for a flexible period of time. This means that we can offer maximum flexible mobility in every situation that comes up in people’s daily lives. Lease a vehicle for years, rent it for a few weeks and days, or use it for just a few minutes via our on-demand services. — that’s what we call mobility “from years to minutes”. And that’s exactly what we are showing in Frankfurt at the International Motor Show.
We finance every second Daimler vehicle worldwide. With e-mobility, we expect the demand for our financing and leasing products to continue to rise.
Franz Reiner Chairman of the Management Board Daimler Mobility AG
We bring e-mobility to the customer
Daimler Mobility already finances half of all the cars produced by Daimler. And we want to continue at this level — at a minimum! — in the age of e-mobility. Alongside Mercedes-Benz Cars, we are presenting a clear message at the IAA: We want to develop sustainable solutions for the future of mobility. Mercedes-Benz is presenting the electrified EQC and EQV models as well as the showcar Vision EQS, thus taking the first step toward the CO2-neutral new vehicle fleet that is the goal of Daimler’s “Ambition 2039” program.
Through our leasing and insurance offers and special services, we are making it easier for customers to switch to electric vehicles. We are making e-vehicles more attractively priced and available to everyone through our on-demand services. In cooperation with Athlon, Daimler Mobility offers corporate customers various leasing and rental models for electric vehicle fleets, as well as customized solutions for all charging requirements. These solutions include advice about installation as well as the operation of charging points on the company’s premises or as home charging stations for company employees.
As the needs of our customers change, we continuously expand our products with more flexible and on-demand solutions. This will give us additional business opportunities.
Stephan Unger Member of the Management Board for Finance & Controlling and Risk Management
We individualize mobility through digital and connected solutions
No other OEM has built such a comprehensive mobility ecosystem as early as we have. We offer our customers maximally flexible mobility. Our core business ranges from financing and leasing to insurance and fleet management as well as app-based mobility solutions. From our perspective, the future of mobility, especially in urban areas, will function within a holistic mobility ecosystem. Together with partners such as BMW and Geely, we are investing in digital and connected mobility solutions as well as individual and future-oriented forms of mobility. Our mission is to be a leading provider of on-demand mobility in Europe and potentially beyond.
We offer a comprehensive mobility ecosystem. The YOUR NOW Joint Venture Group plays an important role in this, and together with the BMW Group we want to develop it into a leading player.
Jörg Lamparter Member of the Management Board for Digital & Mobility Solutions
One thing is certain: Autonomous driving will revolutionize mobility. But this can only be achieved by a strong player like Daimler Mobility, which develops digital and networked solutions and has the necessary fleet management expertise. Our vision of a on-demand product range is an all-electric and autonomously driving fleet of vehicles that is diverse and that connects mobility services in such a way that everything can be easily booked and paid for via a single app. That’s mobility at your fingertips!
And we’re already starting to offer this mobility today. One example of the digitalization of our services is the ePayment solution Mercedes pay, an electronic service that Mercedes customers can use to digitally pay their parking and refueling costs directly from their cars. Other examples include the CoverOn short-term insurance policy that can be flexibly booked online and our telematics insurance rates Pay How You Drive and Pay As You Drive.
Flexibility drives mobility. As the fleet specialist we support our customers to be more flexible, now also offering new rental and subscription solutions. Athlon also empowers the electrification of fleets by providing complete concepts from charging to driving.
Gero Götzenberger CEO Athlon