Japanese firms expanding car-sharing businesses

Japanese firms expanding car-sharing businesses- News – NHK WORLD – English

Japanese automakers and other companies are expanding their car-sharing businesses.

Toyota plans to double the number of its Tokyo locations to 40 next month. It also plans to expand operations nationwide. Nissan Motor began its car-sharing service in January of last year. In March, it plans to increase the number of its locations around the country to 500 from the current number of around 300.IDOM, the operator of the second-hand car dealership Gulliver, is set to begin a car-sharing service in April between individual customers in places such as Tokyo and Osaka. IDOM executive Hiroyuki Amano says people are getting used to the idea of car-sharing and renting cars instead of ownership.

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