Japanese bank to start EV-sharing service in eco push

One of Japan's largest regional banks is launching an electric car-sharing service. The Bank of Yokohama is rolling out the offering with local municipalities as part of efforts to promote carbon reduction.

EV-sharing stations will be installed at one of the bank's branches and at Isehara City Hall. They could be ready as early as October. The vehicles will be used for bank and government business on weekdays, but on weekends they'll be available to rent by the public.

The bank will also start collecting used cooking oil for use in sustainable aviation fuel. The program will kick off at a local elementary school in July or later. The bank hopes the project will promote environmental awareness among children.