The rental of vehicles without driver for short periods of time is now subject to regulation and the various platforms already in existence in Portugal that offer this service have until October 28, 2018 to adapt to the new requirements.
For the entities that intend to start the SHARING activity, the diploma is applicable as of July 1, 2018, with the activity being subject to prior notification to the Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes, IP (IMTT).
Under the new rules, the use of vehicles in this business mode can not be longer than 12 hours until the vehicle is released for use by another customer and the vehicle can not travel more than 100km during this period .
Companies dedicated to this business must hold an electronic reservation system, have a permanent telephone customer support line and an electronic platform where users can consult the general contractual clauses applicable to the contract as well as comply with legal and environmental requirements applicable to vehicles assigned to the activity.
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