First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Gig has launched its an electric car-share service in Sacramento, California, and will award one member of its programme a year of free driving.
Gig says members can participate in the competition by taking a trip with the service until 31 May.
The company says the app allows users to see available cars and book up to 30 minutes in advance or instantly choose any of its vehicles which are display a green windshield light. The car can be unlocked via a smartphone and be driven from using a power button. Drivers make a stopover by choosing the ‘Park and Come Back’ option to get out of the car without giving it up.
According to Gig, drivers can park for free at any of its designated or permit-only spots within its HomeZone – an area where drivers can start and a trip. Boundaries within the zone are displayed on the app and on a printed map held in the glove compartment of each vehicle.
Rates in Sacramento come with a minimum charge of $2.50, followed by options for members to pay $0.40 per minute, $15.00 per hour or $85 per day.
The company is hosting a launch party today on the Capitol Park with free food, games and prizes from 11.00am to 1.00pm.