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Q: Car sharing kicking off, using brandnew Audi A3.

chinese article http://m.sohu.com/a/162473126_376049

According to the article, plenty of Audi A3 (see photos in article) can be found in certain areas in Beijing available for sharing. The name of the operating company isn't mentioned though. The plan is to have 2000-3000 on the streets this year.   

 

You use an app to find an available car, scan the license plate to unlock the doors.

 

Charging rate is rmb 1000 for deposit, rmb 15 for the first 30 min, after that rmb 0.5 per min.  An example, it comes up to rmb 25 for a 50 min rental period.  Gasoline? Use the gasoline card inside car. 

 

How successful do you think this would be?

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there is a big difference between bikes and cars...

 

if the bikes get trashed, the deposit can at least cover the bike manufacturing costs.

but 1000 rmb cannot even cover a scratch at the car.

 

so the gasoline cards will be stolen, the cars will be trashed and stolen.

the ride is much cheaper than a taxi and might be lower than the actual gasoline.

 

my guess is that they want to take tons of deposits and then disappear

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After seeing what Chinese do to the bikes, yeah this will work well.

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They've started this in Shenyang as well using BMWs.  I'd be tempted to use them myself but you can only use them in the city and you need a Chinese ID.  I think it's a decent idea IF, and it's a big IF, they're not raided for spares PDQ.

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there is a big difference between bikes and cars...

 

if the bikes get trashed, the deposit can at least cover the bike manufacturing costs.

but 1000 rmb cannot even cover a scratch at the car.

 

so the gasoline cards will be stolen, the cars will be trashed and stolen.

the ride is much cheaper than a taxi and might be lower than the actual gasoline.

 

my guess is that they want to take tons of deposits and then disappear

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Yeah saw a few in Shenzhen, I'm sure it will require a Chinese ID#, I bet passport# won't work.

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