There are more and more possibilities in Budapest for community car rental: it offers a satisfactory level of service for those who mainly drive inside the city, don’t want to maintain a car and – in case of electric car rental – don’t need to suffer with parking. Neither those need to be sad who would like to drive outside the capital city or maybe they would like to travel outside the country: they can choose between several short-term rental and leasing constructions.
Operation of carsharing is more than simple: similarly to bike sharing, a downloadable mobile application is required, and after the registration and the payment of the registration fee, we will receive a map showing the closest available community car to us. After typing the code we recieved, we are already able to drive the given car. This kind of renting fits those the best who rarely wants to use the service and then they only drive within the boundaries of the city – they can do that in a rapid and comfortable way, and there is no need to own and maintain a car. Electric cars can also be found in the vehicle fleet of the two service providers (the whole fleet of Greengo and 100 cars in Mol’s Limo fleet), operating in Budapest. What is more, according to the current regulations, no parking fee shall be paid by those who drive electric cars.
According to the article of Index.hu, more than 20,000 people were interested and have registered to Mol’s carsharing service called ’Limo’ since its start back in January. However, not Limo was the first carsharing service to be found in Budapest: Greengo is being presented in the city since 2016 with 200 Volkswagen e-Up vehicles.
To the countryside, abroad, also for shorter and longer periods
Neither those have to go immediately to a car showroom who would like to travel a bit further, or who already owns a car but has to go without it for a while. We can rent a car even for a long weekend by having a short-term rental. Such rental includes all the maintenance costs (e.g. compulsory service, winter and summer tire change), unlimited kilometre usage inside and outside the country, CASCO insurance and compulsory vehicle insurance, assistance service (inside and outside the country, too). In addition, leasing companies offer a wide range of car fleet, thus everybody could find the best car to his / her travel needs. As optional extra features, drivers can choose from Budget’s selection to have car seats for children, WIFI, motorway vignette and GPS. For more information of the practical benefits, please click here.
There are also cases when somebody wants to rent a car for more than a month (e.g. for a longer business trip, during the change of company cars or when the owner shall wait for his / her new vehicle for months). In such cases, nor the long-term leasing contract (a one-year contract shall be signed as a minimum) neither the short-term loan agreement (the maximum rental period is 29 days in this option) seem to be a good choice. For this purpose, Budget created its Mini Lease, a service that handles the renting period flexibly, meaning that the 1-month-long renting period can be prolonged even up to 12 months, and in a case like that we even receive a 40% discount, compared to the daily rental price. What is more, the monthly fee includes the Hungarian motorway vignette and the required insurances, winter operation, foreign usage, and more than one person can drive the car if it’s needed. For more information of the Mini Lease’s advantages, please click here.
Based on the abovementioned services, it is possible that there will be less privately-owned cars, since the drivers’ demands can be more and more flexible met by the renting companies. The car’s usage fee will be optimized easier, since it will have to be counted when the car is actually utilized.