Review of the Most Well-Known Carsharing Platforms in Moscow

Review of the Most Well-Known Carsharing Platforms in Moscow

In 2018, Arthur D. Little consulting company conducted a survey among 520 drivers in Russia. According to its results, only 12% of them are registered on at least one carsharing program, which is much less than in developed countries of Europe, Asia and the USA.

AnyTime, the first carsharing service, appeared in Moscow back in 2012. Nowadays, there are approximately 12 carsharing-services in Moscow with its applications, tariffs, service areas, user agreements, etc. The most popular are:

  • AnyTime (the first carsharing service, 2012);
  • Belkacar (started in 2015);
  • Delimobil (2015);
  • YouDrive (2015);
  • Yandex.Drive (2018).

We have compared pricing policy, rental limits and the quality of cars at these services.

AnyTime

AnyTime carsharing service opened in 2012 and operates today in Moscow, Minsk and Almaty. It is going to launch in Prague and Warsaw. The company owns 1500 cars while the whole park is not branded: the cars are not stickered with the name of carsharing.

Transport category: Anytimecar (Hyundai Solaris/Kia Rio), Anytime Kargo (Renault Kangoo), Anytime Black (Skoda Octavia, Nissan Qashqai, Audi A3, BMW, Renault Kaptur).

Usage Area: Moscow Ring Road (MKAD) +200 km, free parking lot in Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Zhzukovsky airports.

Tariffs: depend on the class starting from 8 to 16 rubles per minute; wait time fee starting from 2 to 4 rubles per minute. Additionally the service supplies you with the car rental packages (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly). Currently the long renting service is available.

Belkacar

This Russian company provides the short-term car renting service in Moscow and Sochi via mobile application. It owns one of the biggest car fleets among the carsharing services in Russia, namely 4200 cars.

Transport category: Belkacar (Kia Rio/Ford Fiesta), Belkacar Х (Kia Rio X-Line) и Belkacar Black (Mercedes CLA/GLA).

Usage Area: MKAD + Moscow region, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports.

Tariffs: 8 rubles per one usage minute (Belkacar), 9 rubles (Belkacar Х), 14 rubles (Belkacar Black). Wait time fee stating from 2 rubles, 2.5 rubles, 14 rubles, respectively. Additionally the service offers you car rental packages (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly).

Delimobil

This chain of short-term per-minute car rental started its operations in Moscow in October, 2015. Delimobil has a fleet in amount of 3250 cars.

Transport category: Hyundai Solaris, Volkswagen Polo, Renault Kaptur.

Usage Area: MKAD + Moscow region, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports.

Tariffs: depend on time of the day starting from 3 to 7 rubles per usage minute and 2.5 rubles for standing time. Additionally the service supplies you with the car rental packages (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly).

YouDrive

The service was one of the first and started working in 2015. Today YouDrive application has the access to 2500 cars. This service operates in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Sochi.

Transport category: more than half of fleet consists of smart cars of different kinds (ForTwo, ForFour, Cabrio, Turbo), among others are Nissan X-Trail crossover, BMW cars (including i3 electric cars) and Mini Cooper.

Usage Area: MKAD + 250 km, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports.

Tariffs: depend on class starting from 8 to 15 rubles per minute (standing charge free for the most expensive BMW i3) and standing charge of 2.5-3.5 rubles.

Yandex.Drive

It has been working in Moscow since February, 2018; in Saint Petersburg – since December of the same year. It owns the fleet in the amount of more than 6.5 thousand cars, becoming the largest carsharing service in Russia, the second in Europe and the third in the world.

Transport category: there is a variety of budget cars (Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Rapid, Kia Rio), as well executive cars (Mercedes E-class, BMW, Audi, Porsche).

Usage Area: driving is available around Moscow and its region, as well as Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports.

Tariffs: starting from 5 rubles per minute (depending on the car class, additionally there is the discount for the YandexPlus participants) and 1.5-3.5 rubles per standing minute. Unlike previous services, there is no mileage limits.

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