Published On: Tue, Oct 15th, 2013

International Tender In Tel Aviv : City car-sharing Service

The municipality is asking NIS 25  ($6.90) for a half hour ride and NIS 60 ($16.6)  per hour.  Apply for the tender can be made until June 6 2014.

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Via: edag

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality have published a prequalification tender for the establishment of a city car-sharing service. The international tender is for Israeli and foreign car-sharing companies. The tender is to choose the company to plan, establish, maintain, and operating the car-sharing service. Those looking to apply for the tender have until June 6 to do so.

The operator will provide continuous urban travel solutions of 100 kilometers, provide a car fleet of different models, and a use cost of no more than NIS 25 ($6.90)  per half hour and NIS 60 ($16.6)  per hour.

It will be possible to leave the car at a different station than the one where the car was picked up, in the same way as the municipality’s Tel-Ofen bicycle service.

In a statement on Wednesday, city hall said the decision is meant to help people living in or visiting Tel Aviv to leave behind their personal vehicle and use public transport instead, which will reduce air pollution and traffic.

Tel Avivians “can’t wait around for the needed improvements in the public transportation system in Israel – therefore, we will continue to work with the means at our disposal in order to create alternatives to private cars, ” Huldai said in the statement.

The point of the project is to reduce by 5 percent the number of cars in the city (257, 524, according to 2010 municipal figures), alleviate congestion, parking shortages, reduce air pollution and increase the use of public transport, the request for information says.

Though it appears that for the program to be viable, the cars would probably have to be something along the lines of the Renault Twizy, in use in the electric car-sharing system in France – the request for information says that at least 50 percent of the cars will have four passenger seats, and that the program has not ruled out using gasoline-driven cars.

Different rental options are also being considered, including one under which cars would have to be returned to the same spot they were taken from – though they stipulate that in all likelihood this is not the sort of plan the city is looking for.

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