Helbiz, Inc has signed a partnership with WeTaxi, a leading taxi operator in Italy. The partnership will allow Helbiz users to book taxis directly from the app, knowing the maximum price they could be required to pay before booking rides.
In 2020, WeTaxi supplied 23% of Italian taxi demand and is projected to rise to half of the market within the next two years. WeTaxi’s service is available in 20 cities in Italy including Rome, Milan, Napoli, and Turin. Riders using the Helbiz app will see a maximum price when booking a taxi which allows for easy planning. Furthermore, users can use multiple payment methods and book shared routes with friends.
There are currently 6,000 drivers signed up to WeTaxi. To book, users will be able to use their current Helbiz account to order a taxi and pay for the service using the method of their choice. The integration into the app will be released in the coming month.
Salvatore Palella, Helbiz CEO and founder, said: “Helbiz’s goal is to allow anyone to have their city at their fingertips.
“This partnership with WeTaxi will enlarge our offering, expand our customer base and help our users make use of our entire ecosystem of services. In a city like Milan, a Helbiz user will be able to access micro-mobility, taxis, food-delivery, live streaming, leasing and insurance policies directly from one app. A wider reach and larger user base will benefit Helbiz Media and our entire advertising ecosystem driving us towards our vision of profitability.”
Massimiliano Curto, CEO of Wetaxi, said: "WeTaxi has always been characterized for its attention to the mobility of younger people, who are often looking for accessible and smart transportation alternatives.
"This partnership aims to go in this direction: cab drivers and cab cooperatives we collaborate with will have a connection with an audience that is normally distant from this service. A young target, who normally does not use our service but now will be able to, thanks to this partnership, enjoy a transparent and safe service that can be easily used from their phones.”