CarShare in Ukraine: the experience of Odessa

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Rental in Odessa

MobileCar, a company from Odessa, launched a service for renting Nissan Leaf electric cars in its hometown. With this easy-to-use app that offers a user-friendly sign-up, people of the city have an opportunity to rent electric cars for some time and leave them at any convenient place. The amount of payment is charged per minute at a fixed rate. You can pay for the service with your bank card via a certain app. The same app opens the car. The customer isn’t required to wash or refuel the car. The Car Hire Excess Insurance isn’t provided by this company.

Simplicity and ease of use

This service can be used only by citizens of Ukraine whose driving experience exceeds 3 years. Signing-up in the app with devices on iOS and Android platform is quite easy, here is what required:

  • Mobile phone number
  • Full name
  • Photos of driving license and passport

After this, the employee of the company will visit you and provide with the necessary documents and after that, they will hold a briefing before you start using the electric car.

Rates, payment for convenience

The company plans to update the app and add the option of online booking. A car is expecting its new owner 20 minutes for free, and after that time is over, you are charged a waiting fee of 1.5 hryvnas per minute. So, driving a Nissan Leaf will cost you just 10 hryvnas for four minutes. One should note that it is forbidden to go out of town by car. In the end, you don’t have to deliver the car to a certain place – just leave it locked at any parking lot.

Maintenance and responsibility

MobileCar takes care of car service. Each car is covered with an insurance policy but every new driver has to check the car for damage and take photos of them using the app on their device.

Also, the customer takes full responsibility for any possible troubles:

  • Getting into a car accident;
  • Traffic violation;
  • And so on.