The E-Vai Public service is set to launch in Cermenate, in the province of Como, on 1 April.
E-vai Public is the innovative car-sharing service whereby municipal administrations and the general public share electric vehicles at different and compatible times.
The Municipality of Cermenate will have access to a Renault Zoe, with a range of 400 kilometres. The car will be available to municipal staff for work-related activities from Monday to Thursday between 8:00 and 17:00 and on Fridays between 8:00 and 12:00. Outside of these times, the vehicle can be used by the general public, who simply needs to register for the service on the website. The car is to be picked up and dropped off at the charge point in the via Montessori car park.
The E-Vai Public model offers significant benefits both to Municipalities and the general public. Municipal administrations are able to take on an environmentally friendly fleet of cars, cutting their environmental impact while at the same time offering an additional service to the general public by extending a car-sharing service to areas not covered by other operators. The general public is able to access an electric vehicle for its own transport needs, eliminating the costs involved in owning its own vehicle.