Bike leasing in Europe and the USA: Volkswagen Financial Services and Pon Holdings form strategic alliance

Dr. Christian Dahlheim (left), CEO of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, and Janus Smalbraak (right), CEO of Pon Holdings, stand together in front of a bicycle and shake hands.
  • VW FS acquires 49 percent stake in Pon bike leasing subsidiary Bike Mobility Services 
  • Partnership to focus on accelerating expansion of bike leasing in Europe and the USA
  • Market potential of EUR 10 billion in 2028 for European company bike leasing
  • Bike leasing offers employees and commercial customers extra benefits and makes the e-bike more accessible to more people

Braunschweig, Amsterdam, Munich. Volkswagen Financial Services ("VW FS") and Pon Holdings ("Pon") are intensifying their partnership in company bike leasing. Within this framework, VW FS will acquire a 49 percent stake in the Pon bike leasing subsidiary Bike Mobility Services (BMS). The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on this strategic alliance was signed at the IAA Mobility motor show in Munich today. The aim is to jointly expand in the growing bicycle and e-bike leasing business in Europe and the USA.

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