Oslo carpool uses electric vehicles



As the first city in the world, Oslo now has a public car-pool using only electrically driven vehicles. Membership costs NOK 100 a month, and the cost of renting a car costs NOK 100 per hour or NOK 800 for a weekend.

The new car-sharing system has been developed by the Norwegian firm Move About, and operates based on a personal credit card which gives you the access to a vehicle and also registers the use of the car.

The first 13 Think cars were put into operation on Wednesday, and within a year 75 vehicles will be available at convenient spots around the city. Car pool members will be able to book cars beforehand over the Internet.

The operations are partly sponsored by Norwegian Railroads (NSB) and the electricity -producer Statkraft.

Move About CEO Michael Eimstad says the aim is cooperate with the “city-bikes” and the railroads to cut emissions and reduce parking problems in the Norwegian capital.

Source: Norway Post

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