The emergency roadside assistance service AAA has created and rolled out Gig, a new car-sharing app, currently available in Northern California’s Bay Area.
Although Gig is similar to other car share services like Enterprise CarShare or Zipcar, Gig does not require you to return the car at a designated location. You rent any of the 250 Toyota Prius c vehicles included in Gig’s fleet for $2.50 per mile, $15 per hour or $85 per day (depending on which option is cheapest), drive it to your destination using the app and keyless entry, then drop it off at any public parking lot or metered parking space within Oakland or Berkeley when you’ve finished using the vehicle.
Gig plans to have at least two designated parking stalls near all Oakland and Berkeley BART stations. Those headed to the Oakland International Airport will also be able to drop their Gig car off inside the Park N’ Fly.
The convenient parking component is made possible through a deal with each city to provide progressive transportation options for citizens. .
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The Gig app can be downloaded here on either Android or iOS.
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