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September 14, 2021, 15:59

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To make the service more attractive and create more favorable conditions for its development, the Moscow Government has made changes to the rules and regulations for the provision of car sharing services.

The Moscow government has made a number of changes to the rules and regulations for the provision of car sharing services. The corresponding decree was signed Sergei Sobyanin

According to the analytical agency Avtostat, Moscow ranks first in the world in terms of the fleet of short-term car rental (car sharing). Today, it has about 28 thousand cars (including several dozen electric vehicles), on which users have made 34.2 million trips this year. The number of active users is growing by 12-15 percent annually and now exceeds one million people.

Each car sharing car makes an average of six trips per day. The average trip length is 16 kilometers, the average duration is 37 minutes, and the average check is 321 rubles.

According to surveys, the majority of citizens who do not plan to buy a car (71 percent) claim that their decision was influenced by the development of car sharing.

Almost half of those who are going to buy a car (47 percent) can refuse to purchase it, subject to further development and improvement of the quality of service. To make it more attractive to users and create more favorable conditions for its development, the Moscow Government has made changes to the rules and regulations for the provision of car sharing services.

According to the decree, the maximum dimensions of a car-sharing car were increased: the length should not exceed 495 centimeters, the width – 200 centimeters (previously, the length should not have been more than 470 centimeters, the width – more than 185 centimeters). This will allow operators to expand the range of cars and will be an additional incentive for citizens to abandon the purchase of a personal car.

The ecological class of the car-sharing car has been increased – not lower than Euro-5 (previously – not lower than Euro-4). Accordingly, the volume of harmful emissions into the atmosphere will decrease.

The maximum rental period for a car has been increased to seven calendar days (previously it was 24 hours). Thus, the attractiveness of the service on weekends and holidays will increase.

Added a requirement to integrate car sharing operators into the Moscow Transport application with the ability to book and pay for a car rental, as well as build multimodal routes.

The issuance of preferential parking permits for carsharing cars has been converted to electronic form. This will simplify the procedure, reduce paperwork and the number of bureaucratic procedures.

Car-sharing companies that comply with the regulations for the provision of services receive the right to preferential parking of cars in paid city parking lots.

The changes are expected to increase the popularity of the service as a smart alternative to owning a private car.

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