Less than third of auto maintenance businesses that service battery and hybrid electric vehicles have invested in specialized tools/equipment and additional technician training.
Virtuo chose the Hyundai Kona model as the first electric vehicle in its fleet because of its range of 484km (64k Wh battery).
Stellantis, the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA, will “embrace electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving, and shared ownership,” the company said.
Volkswagen has already been using the e-Golf for its own car sharing service, We Share, since 2018.
The launch of the service was made possible by City Council's approval of the revised Carshare Parking Policies and Traffic Bylaw earlier this year.
It is providing the compact cars in a partnership agreement with Hiyacar, a peer-to-peer carsharing business that it has already worked with in London.
The service, which launched in 2017 as part of a Land Transport Authority pilot program, now has more than 80,000 users.
The Oberlin City Council's plan with Sway Mobility of Shaker Heights would supply two electric vehicles, either Nissan Leafs or Chevy Bolts, a charging station, insurance, and maintenance.
Hungarian carsharing company GreenGo has launched its electric carsharing service in Prague with 100 Volkswagen e-Up! vehicles.
The city has secured $560,000 in grants for the project, and would assist in marketing, station location, and dedicated parking.
Yandex plans to launch its carsharing service in a European Union city with 1,000 of its electric vehicles.
The company is looking for local partners to help run a fleet of up to 350 electric vehicles.
The city spent $6 million launching the carsharing service.
Pacoima Beautiful will work with LACI to build an EV carsharing program with startup companies Envoy and Pick My Solar, to test membership levels, payment models, and barriers to entry for EV adoption.
OjO Electric Corp.’s electric rideshare scooter service will expand in Austin and Dallas. OjO plans to increase its fleet from 100 to 500 seated electric scooters in each city.
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