Poppy says she has had a successful 2022, now that shared car services are back in demand after the corona pandemic, as there is less fear of contamination and people have to make more trips again – but do not necessarily want to buy their own car. To meet the growing demand, Poppy is therefore going to expand its fleet from a good 1,000 cars to 3,000, which will drive around Brussels, Antwerp, Mechelen, Ghent, Lier, the Belgian airports and soon also a Walloon city.
In addition to the larger range, there will also be a new type of Poppy shared car, the “high-end models”. This includes cars such as the Audi A4 and Q2, the Skoda Kamiq and the Volkswagen T-Cross, which are painted in less striking colors so that it is less noticeable that you are on the road with a shared car. Now these are not too expensive cars, except for the Audi A4, but they are still reserved for “loyal users over 26 years old”. As a 25-year-old you are therefore not allowed to take a small VW T-Cross to drive to the sea, but an Audi A3 or VW ID.3 is allowed.
Well, in addition to this new category of shared vehicles, Poppy will also expand its fleet of shared vans, which were launched last year in Brussels and Antwerp. If you need to transport larger items, you can also choose a VW Caddy or Transporter in the app. In addition to the cars and vans, Poppy also offers e-steps and shared bikes for shorter distances, with an unlocking cost of €1 and a minute rate depending on the vehicle.