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ekar is the Middle East’s first and largest self-drive mobility company, providing users on-demand access to a network of thousands of car-share and subscription leasing vehicles within its ‘Self- Drive Super App’. ekar’s vision is to improve the way people consume transportation and is achieving scale by SaaS-enabling car rental and leasing companies via ekar’s Mobility OS. Since its inception in 2016 by its Founder Vilhelm Hedberg, ekar has grown from a 15-vehicle pilot program with Etihad Airways to a multi-country service used by more than 200,000 customers and booked an impressive 1.3 million trips.

ekar was the highest utilized free-floating carshare service in the world in 2019, awarded GCC Car Sharing Providers Company of The Year in 2019 by Frost & Sullivan, Top 5 Startups in 2018 by Forbes Middle East, and Founder Vilhelm Hedberg has been crowned SME Leader of the Year 2018 by Arabian Business. For more information, please visit

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Company Size 100 - 1000

Date Founded 10/2016

Revenue Generating Yes

Founders 1

Development Stage Growth


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