Before going public in 2 weeks, Daimler’s car2go sharing program entered into another great partnership with urbanspace, a real estate company. With this partnership, the urbanspace’s employees together with their clients will be given access to use car2go’s smart fortwo vehicles. According to Kevin Burns, the founder and CEO of urbanspace, car2go is the answer for downtown Austin’s transportation for the company. Based on Nicholas Cole, the President and CEO of car2go North America, LLC, both urbanscpase and car2go have the same vision in keeping up with the fast growth of Austin while caring for the city and its dwellers. He also added that they are very optimistic about their partnership with urbanspace.
Daimler introduced the car2go pilot program with the support of the City of Austin last November 2009.Â They also cooperated with the LIVESTRONG foundation this February 2010.Â Car2go also came into an agreement with the State of Texas by the last week of March, and by April 2010, it also united with the Entrepeneurs Foundation.Â Starting May 21, the car2go mobility program will be launched in its general public phase by being accessible to all Austin, Texas dwellers.Â Their 200 vehicles can be used on demand and for an undetermined period of time.Â It also permits drivers to make only one – way trips.Â With this system, Daimler charges its users for the length of time they used the car, rather than the distance it traveled.