How they do it: Car2Go users can use any of the companies cars for a fee per minute after registration to the service. The users can hence benefit from a car when in need of one free of the obligations and risks of actually buying and owning one. The company’s car can benefit from a much higher utilization than they would have with individual car owners.
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How they do it: With Porsche Passport, announced in 2018, customers do not purchase a car, but obtain access to a vehicle via the monthly subscription. It consists of an all-access subscription for $2,000 to $3,000 per month and includes a variety of car models (e.g. two-door and four-door models), from which the customers may flexibly choose a model of their liking.
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How they do it: Mobility’s value proposition is to have a model of shared car ownership. Hence, individual customers can avoid purchasing and maintaining a car but join the cooperative and thus get the right to use a car as they need it. As a lot of cars that are privately owned have significant downtime, the model of shared ownership increases the utilization of the individual car and thus lower the cost for everyone.
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How they do it: GE rents out certain of its products to customers. This allows its customers to balance peak production requirements, or need to troubleshoot unexpected situations. This gives customers flexibility and cost advantages.
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How they do it: Foxconn also acts as contract manufacturer for companies such as Apple. This allows Apple to utilize Foxconn’s large production facilities and low cost facilities to mass-produce their products. By offering contract manufacturing Foxconn allows its customers to avoid building own production facilities which would require large investments.
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