Choimobi Yokohama

Nissan’s Choimobi Yokohama EV sharing service resumes operations

“Choimobi Yokohama”, an electric vehicle sharing service jointly organized by the City of Yokohama and Nissan Motor Company resumed operations on May 23.

Choimobi Yokohama is a car-sharing experiment that centers on Yokohama City’s Minato Mirai and Chinatown area. The electric vehicles are ultra-compact and seats up to two passengers for one-way travel. Those who would like to use this service must attend a free driving course beforehand. The lecture will provide information on the rental process from start to finish, as well as details on which roads/areas can and cannot be used.

The vehicles are only to be driven on public roads and are restricted from expressways and highways such as the Shuto Expressway and Dai-san Keihin. Due to a couple of incidents involving members driving the vehicles in these restricted areas, the Choimobi car-sharing service was suspended from May 16. At this time, through approval from relevant organizations to preventing these incidents from recurring, the Choimobi car-sharing service resumed operations at 8am on May 23.

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)