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We have launched a pilot project to get civil servants to use an existing electric vehicle sharing scheme

Slovenia has launched a pilot project to get civil servants to use an existing electric vehicle sharing scheme instead of gasoline vehicles, a move designed to expand the appeal of car sharing while helping to protect the environment.

 

Public Administration Ministry employees will be able to use the Avant2Go car sharing system under an agreement signed on Tuesday. The one-year pilot will determine the feasibility and cost efficiency of the solution.

 

Boris Koprivnikar, the public administration minister, said the desire was to encourage the use of green technologies, reduce air pollution, reduce the number of cars on the road, and cut costs. He said Slovenia was one of the first countries in the world to embark on such a project, which was in line with the government's goal of making Slovenia a reference country for green digital technologies.

 

Koprivnikar said the ministry had a fleet of 30 cars that are ten years old on average. Maintenance costs alone amount to about 400 euros per car a month.

 

Avant2Go currently operates a fleet of electric Smarts, Renault Zoes and BMW i3s in Ljubljana and Murska Sobota.