Starting with around 100 cars in 2015 Moscow carsharing came now to 6 500 cars to be used as short-term rental vehicles. Carsharing service is showing the tendency to grow very fast. In January alone the city received 2 000 more cars. Since the beginning of 2018, 1,5 million carsharing trips were executed. More than 1 mln. people have registered with carsharing providers.
Carsharing has to ease the city traffic as several drivers rent each car during the day. «Cars meet all requirements and provide clients with convenient and safe service. Citizens use carsharing about 25 000 times a day», — commented Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Moscow Government and Head of the Department of Moscow Transport and Road Infrastructure Development .
Project «Moscow Carsharing» started late 2015. Price of rent depends on the company, but average price is about 6 – 10 roubles per minute. Clients can leave cars at city fee-based parking lots free. All Moscow carsharing car are colour painted according to a special pattern. Among the other requirements are Euro 4, 24/7 working schedule, GPS/GLONASS navigation system, compulsory motor third party liability insurance, 1-year vehicle age, call center work around the clock, booking software.
Now Moscow carsharing system includes 14 operators: «Delinobil»; YouDrive; Anytime; Car5; EasyRide; BelkaCar; Carenda; RentMee; Lifсar; «Carusel»; Car4You; Carlion; Timcar; «Yandex Drive».
In order to rent a car the client should start the procedure by registration presenting passport and driver license, sign contract and add data to web site or mobile application. Payments for services will be automatically taken from the credit card. After booking, the system gives time to reach the car being guided by application.
Carsharing is a new type of public transport and real alternative to private cars. During 2017 customers used the service 5,6 mln. times. The zones of use are constantly getting wider. Some operators are already available in Moscow region.
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