The electric car sharing service Share’NGo is now available in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, according to recent reports — thereby giving residents there access to a relatively cheap means of travel.
The price in Shenzhen, China, to rent one of the two-seat electric vehicles (EVs) is reportedly “0.3 ($.05) yuan per minute, 15 yuan ($2.36) per hour, or 60 yuan ($9.44) a day” — so, really not all that bad.
Interestingly, the rented EVs come with unlimited mileage, though with the top speed being rather low, that’s not really that surprising. In Italy (and possibly elsewhere), the EVs are actually free to use if you’re a woman between the hours of 1 am and 6 am.
Here’s more via EV.com:
The EVs are easy to drive and park due to having: automatic transmission, power steering, small turning radius and small footprint. The inside is somewhat Tartus-like and has much more room than what one might expect from an outside view. The well known Smart fortwo and a ZD Z1 electric car look very similar. The ZD electric car is manufactured by the Xindayang Group using one of Geely Auto’s manufacturing facilities in Gansu province.
China’s first commercial car-sharing company launched in August of 2013 using Kandi Technologies, (KNDI) electric cars in the eastern city of Hangzhou. The city had previously launched a very successful bike sharing scheme.
So far I have found Share’NGo in three cities Italy: Milan, Florence and China: Shenzhen. Base Rates in Italy have a .28 euros per minute, which converts to about $17.50-18.50 USD an hour, but can be half that rate.
The service is reportedly easy to access via a dedicated smartphone app (iPhone or Android).
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