Last month, first 100 shared cars were introduced to streets of Czech capital by Italian carsharing company Anytime, first foreign carsharing in the country. Launch of their app happened at the beginning of April and it has already been uploaded by 5 thousand users. Anytime chose Toyota Yaris as their first model to bring to Prague. With automatic transmission, parking camera and most importantly hybrid engine, Toyota Yaris is a very suitable car for city rides, since it is less harmful to the environment and less wasteful than a car with combustion engine. Anytime plans to test the waters with their first hundred vehicles and see their implementation before bringing more cars to the city. ‘By the end of the year we would like to have 500 vehicles in Prague however, we aren’t sure what other models of cars to buy yet. We need to find out how these cars behave in the real traffic, how much is the electric motor being utilized and what will be final consumption before we can decide what kind of cars to purchase next.’ says Milan Beutl, CEO of Anytime carsharing CZ. Anytime is planning to invest more than 30 million euro in the CR in the near future. Investments should focus not only on new cars, but also on a development of a team and technology that is crucial for the service.
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