Yokohama to begin EV sharing trial

Kyodo

Nissan Motor Co. will start a demonstration trial Wednesday for an electric-vehicle sharing system that involves several companies working with the Yokohama Municipal Government.

The tests are part of a five-year joint project by the automaker and the city to compile comprehensive transport measures that include the promotion of EVs, Nissan said Monday.

This phase will involve multiple companies examining the feasibility and business potential of operating electric-vehicle sharing services, Nissan said.

Thirteen participants from eight venture companies based in Yokohama will be lent a Leaf electric car for business use through Feb. 28. They will examine how to use the cars efficiently and share them.