With the departure of SHARE NOW, it makes perfect sense that a new rideshare company would soon come in to fill the space.
Gig Car Share, a free-floating car-share service partnered with AAA Washington, will be making its way to Seattle this April. The service will be providing Seattlites with affordable and convenient access to a large fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles.
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Gig first launched in California three years ago and boasts upwards of 65,000 members. The company is currently running on a free-floating, one-way car-sharing model, which gives customers the flexibility to pick up and drop off the cars in various locations without having to worry about paying for fuel or insurance costs.
“Our region is experiencing a fundamental shift from individual car ownership to people wanting transportation as a service,” said Kirk Nelson, President & CEO of AAA Washington. “Gig brings a member-focused approach to a service that is desperately needed in our region, and we’re excited to partner with Gig to bring car-sharing back to Seattle.”
The car-sharing service will begin deploying their signature black Prius’ with blue bike racks in April and will have their full fleet of 250 cars deployed in May.
Gig currently offers cars for as low as 40 cents per minute or $15 per hour, with no application or sign-up fees. Members of AAA will recieve the added benefit of 10% off the cost of their trips.
Those who create an account and register by March 15 will receive two hours of driving credit for free by using the promo code SEAGIG.
“The City of Seattle is proud to partner with AAA Washington and GIG Car Share to foster an environment where mobility innovation can thrive,” said Sam Zimbabwe, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation. “Car sharing is a critical component of making a city where people can have reliable transportation while reducing Single Occupancy Vehicle use and we are excited to have a new entrant into the market.”