Nikkei. Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will participate in a pilot electric vehicle car sharing program in the city of Kyoto.

Seven Nissan LEAFs and Mitsubishi i-MiEVs will be used in the project. Horiba Ltd. will provide measuring instruments as part of an effort to study ways to improve safety.

Charging stations set up in Kyoto will be networked so that participants in the electric-car-sharing program will be able to find the locations of such facilities on their cellular phones.