Klaxit sets out to conquer ten new cities

23 septembre 2020

The startup Klaxit, a member of Mov'eo, specializing in home-work carpooling, plans to set up in a dozen new conurbations, including Rouen, Angers, Metz and Monaco.

Since its creation in 2012, the company founded by Julien Honnart and Cyrille Courtière has come a long way. With 300 customers, including 50% of the CAC 40, and after buying out the SNCF's carpooling subsidiary, iDVroom, last year, Klaxit is now embarking on a new expansionist adventure. Working for the shared mobility of business trips, the service operator is already working with 30 partner local authorities. But for its carpooling network to be effective, it needs to expand even further. That is why "we are launching in ten new cities, including Rouen, Angers, Metz and Monaco," said Julien Honnart in an interview with Challenges magazine. An objective which, despite the confinement that has "postponed our establishment in certain cities and companies", should be achieved in six months. A solid model If the crisis of Covid-19 has only disrupted but without undermining the ambitions of Klaxit, it is because the company is a key player in the current economic and health context. The French law on mobility (LOM) has made our model sustainable and established short-distance carpooling as a new form of public transport," Julien Honnart explains. It gave local authorities the opportunity to subsidize it [and] also created the sustainable mobility package, which allows employers to reimburse their employees' home-to-work travel expenses, including carpooling, up to 400 euros per year, exempt from social security contributions. "And to underline the good back-to-school season carried out by Klaxit.

« The French law on mobility guidelines (LOM) has made our model permanent and established short-distance carpooling as a new form of public transportation. It gave local authorities the opportunity to subsidize it [and] also created the sustainable mobility package, which enables employers to reimburse their employees' commuting expenses, including carpooling, up to 400 euros per year, exempt from social security contributions. »

Julien Honnart, President & Founder of Klaxit With these financial advantages, in addition to a return guarantee with the Maif taking charge of the passenger if the driver cancels, the company claims that its "turnover will triple, to 3 million euros" and is even aiming for profitability in 2021. Without forgetting the hope to see a decrease in pollution and the number of traffic jams in the ten new cities where Klaxit wants to establish its activity. www.klaxit.com