Car sharing is the new hip thing in Japan
Orix Auto Corp., Japan's largest car sharing business, recently introduced a new combo car sharing and car rental service and will "substantially" increase their services in the Tokyo and Nagoya areas. Orix is also targeting condominium apartment dwellers. The company currently has about 15 to 20 people per car, and hopes to increase its user base to reach a 30:1 ratio, the average in other areas..
Other car sharing increases are being undertaken by Mazda Car Rental Corp. and the government of Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture. In that city, a full-scale car sharing system started up last November. Car sharers there can get discounts on bus tokens.
[Source: Japan for Sustainability via Green Car Congress]
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