The growth and development of the shared economy surrounds us all. According to PwC there will be a growth of 335 billion dollars untill 2025. But what does a shared economy mean? Well, it’s in the name; within a shared economy it’s all about collective consuming, think about accomodation sharing and vehicle sharing. This process is called a peer-to-peer market, where buyer and seller can do business without any interference.
De Merkplaats supports a shared economy and we are proud that a number of clients are specialised in creating products that contribute to the shared economy. In this article, we will share who they are, and what they do!
The perfect example of a shared and sustainable initiative is Felyx®. Felyx is a sustainable, electric scooter which is available in cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Brussels. Felyx is available for everyone, older than 18. Felyx was born from the idea that the amount of smog is not decreasing, and the cities are more crowded by the day. A new form of mobility. Why buy if you can share?
Flickbike® is a Dutch Startup, which started in Amsterdam. If you know Car2Go, you understand the concept of Flickbike immediately. Flickbike is a shared bike rental service, for short rides. So, if you need to cycle back and forth, you can take a Flickbike. What is the advantage with Flickbike in stead of using an OV-bycicle? With Flickbike you don’t pay per day, but you pay per ride.
Tripl® is a 100% electric and emission-free vehicle, developed for ‘Last Mile Delivery’. What does Last Mile Delivery mean? Last Mile Delivery is the last part of the delivery process. Due the growth of online shopping, more packages have to be delivered and more delivery-man are needed. Therefore, Tripl created a vehicle ideal for package delivery and city distribution. The Tripl has a range of 100km, a maximum speed of 45 km per hour, a volume of 750 liter and a loading capacity of 200kg. This makes the Tripl an ideal vehicle for city distribution, and with the Tripl you definitely stand out of the crowd!