“Shared bike graveyards” — formerly vacant lots filled with thousands of disused or confiscated bicycles from China’s overly-ambitious bike sharing companies — have become part of the landscape of modern China, though they aren’t the only thing cluttering up suburban fields.
Photos have been posted online of a “shared car graveyard” on the outskirts of the city of Hangzhou along the Qiantang River. The hundreds of cars are owned by an electric car rental company named Microcity. According to a report from Abacus News last month, the company claims that the cars are still in use, despite evidence to the contrary, and has been paying a villager 30,000 yuan ($4,400) a year to park the vehicles on his land. They certainly seem to be getting their money’s worth out of the deal.
[Images via ChinaNews]