Experimental Car Sharing
In 1999, Italy launched pilot projects for car sharing in the Italian cities of Palermo and Venice. According to the ENEA, other Italian cities began experimenting with the service in 2000 - including Milan, Rome, Genoa, Bologna, Turin, and Naples. Under this model, cars are made available in public locations to subscribers in a service similar to but cheaper than a rental car. A contribution to the environment will come from the fact that cars used in the car-sharing programme will pollute less than other vehicles on the road. Venice and Palermo are both using electric autos in their fleet.