The service, which kicked off on October 11, 2013, features Nissan’s New Mobility Concept electric vehicles. The program’s main objectives are to encourage low-carbon emission transport options, improve the quality of transportation in the city, and promote tourism.
Since the launch of “Choimobi Yokohama” more than 10,500 people have registered as members of the one-way car sharing program. Average one-time use lasted approximately 16 minutes. Average distance traveled was approximately 3 km.
The data below illustrates the effectiveness of the first trial year of service.
Phase 2 of the car-sharing experiment, which begins this October, will use the data collected from Phase 1. By further improving the cooperation between local businesses, shopping centers, and public transportation in and around Yokohama City, the Car Sharing Service aims to establish a free-standing business model that can be implemented in the near future.
In addition, using the real-life data collected from Phase 1, Nissan will undertake a simulation exercise that will aim to improve management efficiency, reevaluate rates and further refine the general business model.
As the leader in Zero Emissions mobility, Nissan, working under the Ultra-Compact Mobility Certification System of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, continues to seek opportunities to harness the potential of ultra-compact EVs toward improvements in transportation means and quality of life.
The Nissan New Mobility Concept has a range of a 100 kilometers (62 miles), and maximum speed of 75 km/h (47 mph).