“We knew the power of the Vodafone Automotive telematics and IoT network. Vodafone already provides service for the manufacturer’s Porsche Car Connect. By utilising its existing network and service and giving these a new application with the ‘Share a Porsche’ initiative, Vodafone Automotive was able to provide a suitable technical solution that enabled Porsche Netherlands to enter the Dutch market with a perfectly operating service.”
Paul van Splunteren, Managing Director, Porsche Netherlands
Porsche is one of the most highly regarded car manufacturers. Its reputation is upheld by industry experts, drivers of both road and race cars and fans across the world. By staying true to its sports car foundations, Porsche provides the ultimate driving experience. Thanks to a partnership between Vodafone Automotive and Porsche Netherlands (Pon), the exclusive importer in the Netherlands, the dream of driving a Porsche is available to more people than ever before.
The service enables a small group of people, two to four friends or colleagues, to share a car under a collective lease contract. The agreement is over a predetermined period of 12 or 24 months, for a fixed mileage that can be used between the multiple owners.
The mileage may be redistributed amongst the owners as they prefer, and each only pays for the distance they personally intend to travel. Within the shared ownership costs are all delivery, maintenance, repair, road taxation and insurance fees. The only cost not included is fuel, and all of the parameters included in the monthly fee are accessible and manageable via a dedicated mobile application developed by Vodafone Automotive.
Built into every ‘shared’ vehicle is a discreet telematics device, installed post-production by the local National Service Provider, Clifford. This device is activated and connected to the Vodafone network and the data gathered is analysed by the same Vodafone Automotive telematics platform that manages the dedicated mobile app.
In order to offer end users this service, Vodafone Automotive has developed the ‘Share a Porsche’ app for Pon. Using the app, which takes into account all privacy rules, the shared owners of the vehicle can quickly see availability and reserve the vehicle for specific dates.