One of the most interesting things about travelling overseas is to see how different cities address congestion in a practical sense. Whilst in Milan we discovered ENJOY, a car sharing business providing one-way rides within the metropolitan area in suitably branded Fiat 500s (red of course). According to its website there are currently 564 vehicles in operation in Milan (with fleets also available in Rome, Florence, Turin and Catania). What is the difference between this system and those currently operating in Australia?
1. The cars can be rented for one-way trips (no need to take them back to their designated spot)
2. Once reached one’s destination, the car can be left in any public parking space FREE OF CHARGE (even if there is a meter)
3. Enjoy has partnered with ENI (the country’s largest fuel company) which means that drivers can fill up at any ENI petrol station for FREE
4. Not only, every time you fill up you get a 5 Euro voucher in your account
These vehicles are perfect for the narrow Italian streets and very easy to find a parking space for (especially as no payment is required). And they look good too!
If you are looking for something more upmarket you can choose a DriveNow vehicle, with around 500 Minis and BMWs within the Milan metropolitan area.
And the best thing of all is that you only need download one APP (www.free2move.com) to have access to these and many other options within Europe.