Russian online giant Yandex launched Yandex.Drive, a car sharing service in Moscow, the company announced on recently.
The service will become operable in February, while its app for iOS and Android will be available already in December.
Yandex.Drive will use its own car fleet, which will initially consist of models KIA Rio, KIA Rio X-Line and Renault Kaptur, Yandex announced, but decline to disclose the size of investment in the project.
By launching the car sharing service, Yandex expects to capitalise on the Russian capital's growing car sharing market.
A representative for Yandex told Vedomosti that there is a shortage of cars for sharing in the city, adding that the launch of the service will "significantly" increase the number of cars available for booking.
The total number of shared cars in Moscow was between 10,000 and 15,000 as of early September, according to the city government, while about 300,000 Muscovites use car sharing.
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