tim expands to SolarCity

7. October 2020

One year and already over 350 customers with six locations 

(LINZ AG, 7th October, 2020)

tim has more than one reason to be happy: the multimodal mobility service not only celebrated its first birthday recently, it also launched its sixth location this week. solarCity now also has a tim node where customers can access (e-)carsharing quickly and easily in addition to public transport. It’s been a year since tim was launched at the LINZ AG-Center and the Hauptplatz as a complement to public transport. Since then, the tim network has been growing steadily and demand has been keeping pace. More than 350 customers are already using the environmentally friendly mobility service.

Near public transport, (e-)carsharing and more

The new location is right next to solarCity. Locals in particular will benefit from the new mobility node. The location is near public transport stops, stationary (e-)carsharing, public e-charging stations, rental cars, share taxi pickup points, and parking spaces for bikes.

Second expansion phase begun

With the launch of the sixth tim node, the second stage of the multimodal mobility model has now begun. Following this location in solarCity, further nodes are planned for the end of 2021.

“We are very pleased that we were able to celebrate tim‘s first birthday and that this mobility service is now also available in the south of Linz with its sixth location in solarCity. By the end of 2021, three more tim nodes will have been set up in Linz, bringing the total to nine locations”, Jutta Rinner, the LINZ AG Managing Director responsible for the transport department, said.

More than 350 customers

Demand for tim is high and as of autumn 2020 – tim’s one-year anniversary – it already has more than 350 customers. Surveys show that tim is also considered a good alternative to owning a car or a second car: more than 65 per cent of tim customers have either replaced their existing car or decided against buying a new one. The multimodal mobility service is being used by people from every age group: the youngest tim customer is 19 and the oldest is 84. The average age of tim’s customers is around 40. More than 220,000 kilometres have already been covered with tim’s vehicles, which adds up to going around the world five and a half times.

tim customer experiences

Customers who have shared their experiences emphasise how much time and money tim saves them, as well as tim’s excellent customer service and flexible bookings:

Barbara H., 49, said: “tim is a perfect, inexpensive complement to public transport. I am and will remain an enthusiastic tim customer. Customer support is always great, that’s what I call good teamwork! I almost always book the e-Golf, especially for short trips outside of Linz or for a day of hiking on Lake Traunsee.”

Max H., 23, said: “As a student who rents a flat in the city, it wouldn’t be easy to own a car in addition to using public transport and a bike. But thanks to the proximity of the tim mobility node located at the Hauptplatz, I can now get my shopping done quickly rather than having to spend hours navigating various routes. Overall, using tim is cheaper than owning a car – and in the meantime, resources are used more efficiently. I’m already looking forward to my next trip in the e-car!”

tim’s multimodal mobility model is available in Graz and Linz.

This project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and is being implemented by the federal railway infrastructure service company Schieneninfrastruktur-Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbh (SCHIG mbH) as part of its E-Mobility for All: Urban Electromobility programme.


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Caption: LINZ AG CEO Jutta Rinner, LINZ AG LINIEN Managing Director Mag. Albert Waldhör, Mayor Klaus Luger, Deputy Mayor Markus Hein and LINZ AG Director-General DI Erich Haider at the launch of the sixth tim location in the solarCity.


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