Step aside Moovit, there is a new car-sharing service in town.
On top of the Tel-O-Fun bike sharing initiative from 2011 and the Light Rail construction another transportation innovation is making its way to the streets of Tel Aviv.
A car-sharing initiative has been presented by the City of Tel Aviv called Autotel. Car2Go, a franchise holder will be operating the venture. Users will be able to reserve one of 260 cars around the city through the service’s app and pay by the minute. A rate has not yet been determined, but the Tel Aviv Municipality claims it will be 30%-40% cheaper than taxi rates.
In addition, 520 parking spots will be reserved for sole use by the Autotel cars. The cars will also be allowed to park in spaces on the city streets. A fee of 40-50 NIS is the cost to be a monthly subscriber of this initiative.
Another alternative to buying a car is on the horizon.