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Nissan enters car-sharing



Nissan has announced it will launch a car-sharing that lets users in Japan experience the company’s technologies in vehicle electrification and intelligence

The service, named e-share mobi, will be available from 15 January 2018, with no monthly membership fee. It will initially feature the electric Nissan Leaf and the Nissan Note e-Power.

Initially, it will be offered at about 30 stations in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, Wakayama and other areas in Japan. It will also be expanded to other regions throughout the nation.

Advanced technologies will include Nissan’s ProPILOT autonomous driving technology and ProPILOT Park on the Nissan LEAF, and Around View Monitor on both the LEAF and the Note e-POWER, will help support safe driving.

Each vehicle will also be equipped with a drive recorder in case of accidents. Ease of use e-share mobi will charge no monthly membership fee and no additional distance-based fees. This means customers can register without worrying about how often they’ll use the service, or any surprise charges to their total fare. Registered members can also earn discounts at Nissan Rent a Car, and they can use their driver’s license as their membership card, eliminating the need to carry a separate card.

Users can get help with navigation and recommended travel routes from a live operator via phone. Each vehicle features an integrated ETC card to pay for highway tolls. (Usage will incur normal ETC fees.)

The service uses Smart Oasis Carsharing, a mobility service platform provided by Nihon Unisys.