Green Commuter receives grant from TVA for electric car sharing service in Chattanooga

Green Commuter, a vanpool and car share service that operates a fleet of Tesla Model X in Los Angeles, has received a $750,000 grant from the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) to launch an electric car sharing service in the Tennessee city.

The award is part of a $3-million grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority to build solar-assisted EV charging stations in Chattanooga.

Green Commuter will deploy a fleet of 20 Nissan LEAFs, purchased from a local dealer, which will be parked at 20 new charging stations at various locations around the city.

The Tennessee program will use Green Commuter’s app, which enables drivers to rent a car for as little as $9 per hour, or $45 per day.

 

Source: Green Commuter via Green Car Congress
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