Nissan To Launch e-share mobi Car-Sharing Service With New LEAF In Japan

JAN 5 2018 BY MARK KANE 5

Nissan is launching in Japan an all-new car sharing service called e-share mobi, with the next generation LEAF and the series-hybrid Note e-POWER.

2018 Nissan LEAF in Japan

The service will start on January 15, 2018 in several prefectures (in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, Wakayama and other) with 30 stations and will be expanded to other regions throughout the nation.

Wide coverage suggests that it will be one of the largest car sharing services around and that it should enable a lot of drivers to experience electric drive.

“With no monthly membership fee, e-share mobi aims to offer unconventional value through peace of mind, ease of use and comfort for customers:

Peace of mind
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.

Ease of use
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.

Comfort
Daily cleaning will keep the vehicles clean and comfortable. Users can get help with navigation and recommended travel routes from a live operator via phone. Each vehicle features an integrated ETC card to pay for highway tolls. (Usage will incur normal ETC fees.)

e-share mobi is a joint business between Nissan and Nissan Car Rental Solutions Co., Ltd. The service uses Smart Oasis Carsharing, a mobility service platform provided by Nihon Unisys that has a proven track record as a system for car sharing services.

Applications for the service will be accepted from 7 p.m. (JST) today, Dec. 8, at
www.e-sharemobi.com.”

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5 Comments on "Nissan To Launch e-share mobi Car-Sharing Service With New LEAF In Japan"

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William

Nissan “innovation that exites”!

What do we have to do, to get Nissan to roll out this car sharing platform (e-share mobi & Smart Oasis Carsharing) here in California in SF / LA / & SD?

More competition is welcome for the EV carsharing business, like BlueLA and WaiveCar.

Also, the ICE equivalent carsharing services, like Mavin, Zipcar, and the rest, are offering some EVs, if you can reserve them.

Martin T.

This works in Japan, were 100% of people are educated and extremely well mannered with extreme respect for their fellow citizens.
In the USA or Australia the cars would be wrecked by self centered morons within a week. Very sad to say so, but reality is harsh.

Astros

That doesn’t seem to be a problem for car2go (Mercedes) or ReachNow (BMW), each of which have hundreds of floating carshares here in Seattle. There are even a few electric vehicles in the mix (BMW i3s), and they seem to just keep expanding.

David Lane

I’m digging the blue accents.

Jonathan

A few of the facts in Nissan’s press release are a little misleading at best having double checked their Japanese home page.
– e-share mobi will charge no monthly membership fee and no additional distance-based fees. (This only applies for the promotional launch period until July after which fees will apply)
– only 13 stations of the 30 are at present listed on their homepage, presumably because the others are not ready.