Toyota Europe expand their car sharing offer Yuko which deploys only hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars. The service is now coming to Venice with a fleet of 49 cars ranging from the Yaris Hybrid to the Prius PHEV that can be rented as part of the city’s public transit.
YUKÕ means “Let’s go” in Japanese and so far, Toyota Europe had launched their car club with hybrid cars in Dublin and the Italian town of Forli in late 2016 (we reported). It took the Jaanese almost two years to expand the offer.
Venice has just become the second city in Italy, where citizens and tourist may hire a hybrid or PHEV. For Toyota it is the third Yuko launch in Europe.
49 cars, among them the “barrier-free” Toyota Proace Verso as well as the top of the line Prius plug-in hybrid have become available.
Rental options include both a free floating (YUKÕ Way) as well as a station based service (YUKÕ One).
Users may register online. Moreover, Toyota has teamed up with Venice for their hybrid car sharing to be included in the ‘Venezia Unica’, Venice’s official City Pass, allowing customers to easily switch between public and private transport to enhance multimodality.
The hybrid cars also benefit from privileges such as free access to the traffic restricted areas and to paid parking areas particularly scarce in Venice.