The Ministry of Environmental Protected has introduced a new electric car-sharing scheme in Haifa, a project launched alongside the Jewish Nation Fund (KKL-JNF), in collaboration with Car2Go. Over 20 ILS million (around $5.7 million) has been invested in the initiative which will initially provide 40 cars, 300 hundred parking sports, and 30 charging stations. An additional 60 cars will be made available for December and January.
Car use is intended for short and medium length trips in Haifa, with various membership options available depending on use. A car cab be booked by hour or day. The service is open to customers over the age of 21, with a valid driver’s license and no previous driving offenses, with registration completed online and a smart card issued. The cards is used to unlock the designated vehicle, which can be reserved online, via mobile app or through the company’s customer service, with no long term commitment. A can can ordered at any time throughout the day, up to 15 minutes in advance, with a model on offer is a five seater Renault Zoe, with a battery life of around 150 kilometers.
Netanya is to introduce the scheme in 2018.