Jeep running pilot programs for car sharing, subscriptions

Jeep running pilot programs for car sharing, subscriptions

Excerpts from an article by Andrew Krok on CNet.com

Fiat Chrysler will use one of its most popular brands to trial some additional mobility services with the help of some notable partners.

Fiat Chrysler will establish pilot programs for peer-to-peer car sharing and a separate subscription service, Bloomberg reports, citing an interview with Tim Kuniskis, the head of Jeep’s North American operations, at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Both pilot programs will run for three months, and both begin next week.

For its P2P car sharing service, FCA will hook up with Turo, one of the most prominent companies in that field. According to Bloomberg, the automaker is working on recruiting owners to sign up and make some money on the side by renting their vehicles out for others to use.

On the subscription side, FCA chose Avis Budget Group as a partner. This scheme will let Jeep owners swap out their cars for other vehicles, like a Ram 1500 or Dodge Challenger. According to Bloomberg’s report, Avis will be responsible for managing the subscription program’s supply.

Read the full article on CNet.com