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Nissan to expand Japan car-sharing service, joins hands with Kohnan Shoji

Nissan is expanding its e-share mobi car-sharing service to 100 new locations in Japan through a partnership with retailer Kohnan Shoji Co., Ltd.

e-share mobi car-sharing was introduced as part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, The service lets users across Japan experience Nissan’s autonomous driving technologies and the excitement of its electric drive systems.

The short period rental lets the customers use the new Nissan LEAF electric car or the Nissan Note e-POWER for periods of as little as 15 minutes. As part of the agreement, it will be available at about a third of Kohnan’s home center stores in the country by the end of March 2019. Each of the new stations will also have an electric car charger.

The company aims to expand the e-share mobi service to 500 locations in Japan by the end of the current fiscal year.

The service highlights the company’s leadership in vehicle electrification with its commitment to develop new mobility services, including car-sharing and robo-taxi ride-hailing.

This initiative is part of the company’s aim to sell 1 million electrified vehicles a year by the end of fiscal year 2022, as part of its Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 global midterm plan.

As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company also intends to:

  • Develop eight new pure electric vehicles, building on the success of the new Nissan LEAF
  • Launch an electric car offensive in China under different brands
  • Introduce an electric “kei” mini-vehicle in Japan
  • Offer a global crossover electric vehicle, inspired by the Nissan IMx Concept
  • Electrify new INFINITI models from fiscal year 2021
  • Equip 20 models in 20 markets with autonomous driving technology
  • Reach 100% connectivity for all new Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun cars sold in key markets by the end of the plan

Nissan Motor has also partnered with DeNA  to develop robo-vehicle mobility service Easy Ride. The companies had also conducted field test, in the Minatomirai district of Yokohama, in Japan.

Source: Press Release

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