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Nissan Launching New Carsharing Service In Japan — Using LEAF & Note e-POWER

Nissan will be launching a new carsharing service in Japan — one providing new, ProPILOT-equipped Nissan LEAFs and Note e-POWER units to users — following the turn of the new year.

Nissan will be launching a new carsharing service in Japan — one providing new, ProPILOT-equipped Nissan LEAFs and Note e-POWER units to users — following the turn of the new year.

The new carsharing service is apparently devoid of monthly membership fees and is intended mostly to introduce consumers to the company’s new semi-autonomous driving tech and series-hybrid tech. With an aim of boosting sales of the models mentioned above.

To be more specific about the launch date, the new “e-share mobi” carsharing service will launch on January 15th, 2018. Member enrollment is open as of this month, though.

As of its launch, there will be around 30 station sites in total — spread out across Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo, Shiga, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Wakayama, and elsewhere. Expansion beyond these cities is planned, though.

“Advanced technologies including 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,” Nissan notes (no pun intended).

“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 additions to their total charges. 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.”

The cars will all be cleaned daily and users will be granted free access to a live service operator who can help with navigation. The vehicles will all feature an integrated ETC card to pay for highway tolls as well, it should be noted.

Overall, the service sounds like a pretty solid option for those in the country who only need the use of a car occasionally. Seems like an easy way to try out the new Note e-POWER series-hybrid in person before buying, or the new ProPILOT tech for that matter.

Here’s the service signup page.

 
 
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