The scheme was inaugurated with the City of Yokohama on October 11.
Nissan and Yokohama have also been working together to expand the service. Twenty more cars have been added to the fleet, bringing the total to 50.
The number of stations has increased to 54, from the 45 at launch. Yokohama’s Landmark Tower is now among the key sites served. People in Yokohama will also be able to look out for a one-off “special design” vehicle tastefully decorated in the Choimobi blue theme color. Other unique vehicles will follow as “Choimobi” collaborates with companies, organizations and other stakeholders in Yokohama to create a more vibrant city.
During the one month since the service was launched “Choimobi Yokohama” has been used primarily to complement existing public transport as a new type of mobility, saving time and money.
Deployed in a one-way car-sharing scheme the NISSAN New Mobility CONCEPT creates a new segment somewhere between an automobile, a motorcycle, and public transportation. The integration of car-sharing, ultra-compact EVs and public transportation gives people new options of how to get around the city.