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Geely debuts shareable SUV in China

Owner can rent to others at the touch of a button

Owners can share their cars with others using a smartphone and in-car display.

SHANGHAI -- China's Geely auto group has introduced an SUV for the sharing economy, with a feature enabling the owner to rent out the vehicle at any time.

The 01 SUV from Zhejiang Geely Holding Group's Lynk & Co. brand went on sale in China Wednesday. The automaker is touting the 01 as the first mass-produced car to come with a standard sharing feature. A share button on a liquid display by the driver's seat will let owners set times when the car can be borrowed by others for a fee. The temporary drivers will then get a special electronic key to unlock and start the car.

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