Seattle residents will start seeing Gig cars on the road in April, and the full fleet of 250 cars will be deployed in May.
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AAA Washington is bringing Gig carshare to Seattle this spring. Seattle residents will start seeing Gig cars on the road in April, and the full fleet of 250 cars will be deployed in May.
Currently Gig operates in the Calfornia cities of Oakland, Berkeley, and Sacramento. More than 65,000 members have joined Gig its first three years.
Gig’s free-floating carsharing model is priced at 40 cents per minute or $15 per hour. Gig offers 24/7 call center support and emergency road service, plus gas, insurance, and parking. Additionally, AAA members receive a 10% discount on every trip.
The addition of 250 vehicles in Seattle this spring will make Gig the largest free-floating car-share service in the nation. After the Seattle launch, Gig will operate more than 1,000 hybrid and electric cars. According to a UC Berkeley study, every one-way car-share vehicle removes seven to 11 vehicles off the road, which eases congestion and reduces greenhouse gasses by four to seven metric tons per year.
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