Transportation / Mobility

August 20, 2010


Okayama Prefecture Renting out EVs to Residents Free of Charge

Keywords: Energy Conservation Local government Transportation / Mobility 

The Okayama prefectural government in Japan has been conducting a car sharing project since May 29, 2010, to provide residents with a chance to drive an electric vehicle (EV). With the aim of spreading the use of EVs, the prefecture rents out its government-use cars to residents free of change.

Five i-MiEV cars (carries four passengers) from Mitsubishi Motors Co. are being rented out for six hours from 10:30 to 16:30 on weekends and national holidays, when the prefectural office is closed. The applications are received early each month for the following month's reservations, and a lottery is used to determine the winners who will get to rent the cars. For May and June, the number of applications was 450 against 50 slots, and it was 375 against 45 slots for July.

This project is planned to continue until November 28, 2010.

Kanagawa Prefecture Renting Out Electric Vehicles for Official and Resident Use (Related JFS article)

Posted: 2010/08/20 06:00:15 AM