The Metro Nashville EV Car Share Program was first initiated in 2013 with only 3 Nissan LEAFs. The current fleet of 13 now includes two 2012, one 2014, and ten 2017 model-year Nissan LEAFs.
Metro Nashville has over 110,000 employees and the LEAFs are placed across the city at the Metro Fulton Campus, Metro Public Health Department, Metro Parks Department, Metro Southeast campus, and the Metro Public Works Department.
Once employees complete the mandatory EV training, they are able to check out the vehicles for short trips throughout the business day. The vehicles are available on a first come first serve basis and are typically used for two to four-hour trips in and around downtown Nashville. Each month the vehicles average around 300 to 400 miles.
On average, the EVs have saved 7960 kg CO2 compared to driving internal combustion engines and have saved approximated $5,411 in the past 11 months.
In the future, the Metro-Nashville EV Car Share Program plans to add more EV vehicles to its fleet as funds become more available. For more information about this amazing car share program and other sustainability efforts in Nashville and Davidson County, visit Socket.nashville.gov.