· Purpose: making mobility more sustainable
· Core activity: electric car sharing
· Governance model: cooperative
· Patterns of Commoning:
Local communities in towns and cities throughout Catalonia can set up a hub and organize their mobility collectively.
Som Mobilitat wants to help the transition towards more sustainable lifestyles, and wants the users to participate in this process.
Neighbours can book a car with their phone, on a regular basis, or occasionally for just a few hours.
Marc, one of the members of a local hub in a rural area, explains in the video that he needed to make a mindshift when starting to share a car.
The cooperative is in charge of the practical operation, the technology and the legal aspects. The shared electric cars are owned by the cooperative, some users collectively, or sometimes even by individual members.
Strategic decisions are taken by the members of the cooperative, and are not driven by any expectation of profit.
Joachim started in Ghent in Belgium a similar project as Som Mobilitat. As business 2 projects that are aligned to the same values, they exchange expertise and technologies.
Myriam of the European Federation of Renwable Energy Cooperatives –Rescoop.eu – builds a network of many iniciatives around the energy transition.
Both in the production of green energy as in shared electric mobility, projects can involve local communities.