25 Sep '13, 2pm

New car club service becomes first in Japan to use electric vehicles: Nissan electric quadricyc…

New car club service becomes first in Japan to use electric vehicles: Nissan electric quadricyc…

The Japanese city of Yokohama is to get a new car club service that will be the first in the country to make significant use of electric vehicles. The new Choimobi Yokohama service is a joint venture between the city and its resident carmaker, Nissan and will be use of the firm’s New Mobility Concept-a rebadged version of the Renault Twizy electric quadricycle developed under the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Already taking applications for membership, the new service officially launches next week (October 1, 2013) and will run for one year as a trial. Eventually 100 models of the Nissan-badged Twizy cars will form the core of the service. It will operate as a one-way car sharing service, with members able to hire one of electric models from one of 70 stations located in the downtown core in Yokohama, and return them to their originally parking spot once they are finished. The ...

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