APCOA PARKING and Nabobil cooperates on a new car sharing hub at Carl Berner


In recent years, considerable efforts have been made by both politicians in Oslo municipality and mobility actors to reduce the number of cars in central parts of Oslo. According to the Department of Transport Economics (TØI), an average private car stands still for 23.5 hours a day. In addition, one shared car can replace as many as 15 privately owned cars. In a comprehensive mobility initiative, APCOA PARKING will make car sharing a more attractive transport alternative to its own car. In collaboration with Nabobil, the cars that have now been made available at APCOA's car park at Carl Berner can replace up to 495 privately owned cars in Grünerløkka Bydel.

If you live in central Oslo, you have probably experienced that in recent years it has become more difficult to find parking in your neighborhood. At the same time, services such as car sharing have become popular among the population of Oslo. In line with urban development plans and changes in society in general, APCOA with its Urban Hubs initiative will take an active role in working towards more sustainable solutions for parking areas.

Facilitates the mobility needs of the future

APCOA focuses on Urban Hubs as a sustainable measure that facilitates the mobility needs of the future. Car sharing is part of the concept that provides added value to customers, society and the environment in general, says Victoria Strander in APCOA.

For Nabobil's tenants, it is a great advantage to have such a hub of shared cars centrally located at a public transport place such as Carl Berner. With over 30 cars that can be booked and opened directly in the app located in the same place, the availability of shared car increases significantly. Together with the metro, tram and bus, everything is in place to make it easier to manage without a private car in Grünerløkka.

- This is a fantastic advertising poster for car sharing, says August Grønli, who is a business developer at Nabobil. APCOA as a player takes great responsibility by renting out such places to us. They also ensure that we get visibility through good signage and information in the app, he explains.

Car sharing is getting more popular

In recent years, Nabobil has invested heavily in installing keyless opening technology in cars centrally located in Oslo. The technology makes it possible for the tenant to unlock the car with Nabobil's app. The landlord and tenant therefore do not have to meet each other to hand over keys.

- With such an agreement as we have reached here, we can also make it possible for professional players to rent car fleets from us. This makes the availability of a car much greater as these cars will be 100% shared and available around the clock, says August.