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New car sharing service aimo, launched in Stockholm

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aimo, a new car sharing service was launched today with 300 smart electric city cars in Stockholm.

"The Zoe is the best car for this type of mobility service today - easy to park, spacious, environmentally friendly, and the best range in its category", says Koicihi Harayama, Managing Director of aimo.

aimo cars will be available to pick up within a clearly designated 'Homezone' area from both on street and aimo reserved parking spots located across Stockholm. In the Homezone, aimo users can park a car on the street as well as at several parking spots for sole use of aimo cars.

The Zoe will be marked with the aimo logo, design and colors, with each car being able to connect directly to the aimo app via the users’ smart phone. The app will have full service functionality for the entire ride including locating, reserving, and starting the car and much more.

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"Sweden is an ideal test market for electromobility solutions" says Masashiro Tajima, chairman aimo.

”We are excited to finally make it official that aimo will roll on the streets of Stockholm. Sweden is a great place for exploring solutions related to emobility" says Sten Engström

Aimo is backed by Japanese investment company Sumitomo. Sumitomo has grown into one of Japan’s biggest business conglomerates. Spotting the beginning of a new mobility era, Sumitomo and aimo have "geared" up to meet the new needs of Stockholmers on the go.

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About aimo

Aimo is run by Aimo Solution AB, a newly established company with offices in Stockholm. Aimo Solutions AB is owned 100% by the Japanese company group Sumitomo. Sumitomo is a group of companies whose initial business started in Japan 400 years ago. Sumitomo Corporation was founded almost 100 years ago and is one of the world's largest trading companies with operations in most industries. In total, the company has more than 72,000 employees in 65 countries. In the automotive industry, Sumitomo works with different car brands in different markets. In Sweden, Sumitomo Corporation owns SC Motors Sweden AB and is via a subsidiary general agent of Mitsubishi Motors, Citroen, DS and Hyundai in Sweden.

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Sten Engström

Senior Investment Advisor, Cleantech and Automotive Stockholm, Sweden Senior Investment Advisor, Cleantech and Automotive, Stockholm, Sweden
+46 70 642 75 02
E-mail sten.engstrom@business-sweden.se