Carsharing or shared use cars are a reality for many of the citizens who They need to travel daily in the large Spanish capitals but they do not want to bear the complications or expenses of having a private car in a big city.

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The General Directorate of Traffic has been perceiving this new reality for some time and finally has published a new instruction in the Vehicle Registry, 20 / V-140, which regulates various aspects of the operation of these mobility companies.

Define what types of vehicles are considered carsharing and open a registry for those who meet the requirements, which are: to be permanently assigned to this activity and to have a telematic reservation, access and return system, through the card or any device such as mobile.

This type of car will have a sticker that allows its identification, in accordance with the V-26 signal, which will also function as a Zero Emissions badge. Likewise, this instruction enables the creation of parking spaces for carsharing vehicles and approves the necessary signs for this. These identifiers are intended to make it much easier to distinguish shared fleets from private vehicles.

Satisfaction in companies

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The four main flexible carsharing companies in Madrid (SHARE NOW, Emov by Free2Move, Zity and WiBLE) have shown themselves very satisfied with the publication of the instruction on carsharing in the Vehicle Registry, since it represents a boost for the flexible car sharing sector in Spain and a recognition by the General Directorate of Traffic of the importance of carsharing as a key element for more efficient mobility.

They have also welcomed in a very positive way the issue of the specific carsharing badge, thanks to which the vehicles will be correctly identified. This will facilitate the analysis of the impact of travel, as well as the development of mobility strategies and the adoption of road safety measures.