Car Sharing

Last updated: 5 November 2017
The government created incentives to encourage the sharing of private means of transport among several users, co-ordinated by local mobility managers for the creation of car crews. First tested in the northern Italian cities of Turin and Venice, the programme provides energy efficient cars to drivers at subsidised rates as a way to reduce the rate of car ownership and the use of high polluting vehicles. Ministry officials estimate that 100,000 motorists could take part in the new schemes by 2005, reducing CO2 emissions by 20,000 tonnes and the number of cars on Italys roads by 50-100,000 vehicles over the period 2002-2005. The ministry allocated euros 9.5m to help fund car-sharing initiatives, which are to be operated by local transport authorities.

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