Catch a Car celebrates its birthday!

By Anabel Díez | 17.12.2018

It's been four years since the first Catch-Cars were christened in Basel under the motto #beindependent. Catch a Car continues to stand for independence and a car-sharing model that is unique in Switzerland to date: free-floating car sharing.

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Basel launched the future of carsharing in 2014. We can look back on four very eventful years, having moved many people, grown strongly as a community and have proven to the world that free-floating car sharing also works in a small country like Switzerland. We do not want to withhold the highlights from you.

Expansion of the Catch-Car Zone
We are proud to be part of Basel's mobility offer. Whether by tram, train, bus or Catch-Car, all forms of transport are an integral part of the Basel mobility. Thanks to the extension of the Catch-Car Zone to Birsfelden, Riehen, Allschwil, Binningen, Muttenz and the EuroAirport, every mobility need is perfectly covered.

Introduction of a flexible pricing model
Thanks to the introduction of the minutes, hours and daily flat rates, we have greatly simplified the pricing model and adjusted the prices to the use of the members. The daily flat rates make trips outside the Catch a Car Zone and abroad more rewarding and Catch a Car an attractive alternative to car rental companies.

Electrification of the fleet in Basel
Thanks to the launch of 30 electric cars this year, we have been able to further optimize our car sharing offer and are proud to have electrified 20% of our fleet. With the introduction of the first e-cars in Basel, we continue to advance our vision of a clean future. It is the next stage in our efforts to rid Swiss cities of noise and exhaust fumes.

Cooperation with IWB
IWB gets Catch a Car going! The switch to e-cars took place hand in hand with the city of Basel and IWB. As part of a pilot project, they are equipping public car parks with charging stations, thus creating optimal conditions.


As an innovative start-up, we want to continuously develop and improve ourselves. For this, we are dependent on the inputs and assistance of all Catch a Car members. Write us in the comments what you like about Catch a Car or how we can improve our offer. Among all comments, we draw 5 Goodie packages. Closing date is 28.12.2018. We are looking forward to feedback and many more years in Basel!



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