From 14 May the car sharing in Florence with the Smart cars of car2go. Two hundred environmental-friendly vehicles (gradually because at the beginning they will be a little less) available to citizens-customers registered on the site. Registration for the service is free until June 14 and includes 30 minutes of free driving.
The car sharing by car2go comes to Florence after the experiences of Milan and Rome. After the launch phase, even in the Tuscan capital, registration will cost 19 euros one-off and the service 0.29 euros per minute for the first 50 kilometers. The hourly rate is 14.90, the daily rate of 59 euros including taxes, insurance, petrol, parking, VAT and the first 50 kilometers. Once registered, the service can be used in all Italian and European cities where ca2go is present.
Le Smart del car sharing of ca2go have CO₂ emissions equal to 98 g / km. Therefore, they fall within the category of vehicles that the 2014 incentive decree defines BEC, Low Overall Emissions, even if in the highest range (up to 120 g / km) and can only be incentivized by scrapping an obsolete vehicle. However, it is difficult to find non-electric with lower emissions.
The characteristic of the car sharing of car2go is that vehicles can be rented at any time without dedicated rental stations. The user can pick up and park the Smart in any public car park within the operational area (a Florence is approximately 50 square kilometers) using the blue or white stripes for residents free of charge. Access is also free in the ZTL, Limited Traffic Zones.
To use the car sharing of car2go you learn in 5 steps.
car2go move 1: signing in. New customers in Florence can do it physically at the car2go shop in via Pertini 32 in the Novoli area, or at the regional headquarters of Legambiente, in via Giampaolo Orsini 44. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving license. You can register online with car2go Fienze at the address you find below.
car2go move 2: locate the available vehicle. With the 'search' option on car2go.com (and the application for smartphones and tablets) you can locate the nearest parked car. Once this is done, the Smart can be used immediately (without reservation) or by booking it (better) with an advance of 30 minutes.
car2go move 3: get into the car. To do this, you need to pass the Membercard over the reader on the windshield: the car will open. At this point the PIN code must be entered on the touch-screen and, after having checked the overall condition of the vehicle, the key can be removed and started.
car2go move 4: to drive. After removing the key located near the touch-screen panel, you can start and drive the vehicle for as long as you want, but with limits. The vehicle can be used for 48 hours (maximum time allowed) and in any case within the limits of the area served by car2go. The electronics supervise compliance with the rules.
car2go move 5: terminate the rental. The vehicle can be left in any public city car park within the car2go operational area. Both blue and white stripes are usable. The expense is automatically charged to the customer's credit card (or prepaid card) at the end of the rental.
Car2go vehicle debut and test in Florence: Wednesday 14 May at 12 noon in Piazza Della Signoria.
To find the charging stations for your electric car closest to where you are, you can use thesearch engine available in the article:Charging Columns for Electric Cars.
The service is also available via app for iPhone / IOS and Samsung / Android smartphones.
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