Free2Move Carsharing service has started its operations in Washington, D.C. following up on an earlier announcement made in Paris Motor Show. About 600 free-floating Chevrolet vehicles, including 200 Equinox and 400 Cruze cars, can be booked through an app and driven to respective destinations.
Riders can locate and book cars directly from the Free2Move Carsharing app. At the end of the travel, the car can be parked on the road side without returning it. The car service will be available across DC. After locating the vehicle from the app, the car can be driven and later parked and left on-street in the Home Area in a Resident Permit Zone or at a meter parking spot.
“You don’t need car keys–open and close the car directly from your app. Don’t worry about fuel – gas is included!,” the Carsharing website informs. “Once you’ve arrived at your destination, simply park your car on-street in the Home Area, and end the ride in your app.”
The car service charges $13 for an hourly ride and the day rate is $95 for driving more than 6 hours. The rates include parking costs, fuel and insurance. There’s a one-time registration fee of $10 which can be paid to become a member of Free2Move. The users can pay only at the time of driving the cars.
Free2Move Car Sharing app can be downloaded from Apple Store and Android Store.
In Washington, D.C, Free2Move Carsharing will have to compete with other Carsharing services like GM’s Maven, Car2Go (Daimler) and Avis Budget Group’s ZipCar.