Switzerland is set to roll out the world’s first free carsharing service this summer in the city of Biel/Bienne, Fleet Europe reports.
The fleet of 13 Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) are car/motorcycle hybrids, and are small enough that they do not require a license to drive and can be driven in the bicycle lanes. Additionally, the LEVs have a motor range of 50 kilometers.
Managed by ENUU, users will be allowed three free rides per day. Extra rides will cost users 3 Swiss Francs ($3.03) per 20 minutes. To help keep trips free, ENUU will sell advertising space on its vehicles.
The carsharing group eventually plans to expand the fleet to 60 LEVs, in addition to expanding to other cities and EU countries.