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Ljubljana airport and capital connected by electric car-sharing

Ljubljana’s Jože Pučnik Airport has become a global leader in providing emission-free car connections to the capital, as Ljubljana's car-sharing Avant2go model opened a station there on 12 October. The move was also praised by minister Peter Gašperšič, who however noted that a shift in the mind-set of Slovenians will be required to really get car sharing going.

Praising Avant2go as a pioneering effort to promote this shift, Gašperšič noted that "adopting this concept and using it in greater numbers will help reduce emissions, noise and traffic jams ".

Matej Čer of Avant car, the company behind the car-sharing model, said that the company was striving towards mobility that is to be based on autonomous electric vehicles without ownership. Touching on Avant2go, he noted that the launched connection of the airport and the capital was a milestone that concluded the first of three phases to achieve the company's goal.

The Ljubljana airport  became the 13th location where users can take one of the 33 electric cars available in the system. By the end of the year, the company is planning to have at least 20 stations and 50 cars with the possibility of long-term renting. The company's wish in the meantime is to have at least 500 shared vehicles by 2018, as that would bring down the number of vehicles in Ljubljana by several thousand. This could make Ljubljana and Slovenia a sort of a laboratory and showroom for the development of such platforms.