car2go recently announced its winning bid to supply to the city of Birmingham in England a mobility solution for its populace. According to Councilor Timothy Huxtable, Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Regeneration, “Birmingham is committed to developing a wide range of green and public transport initiatives to reduce both traffic congestion and carbon emissions within the city, and the country at large. Through these projects we are keen to explore the potential that short term car share schemes may have, alongside improvements to public transport and walking/cycling links, in removing the traditional reliance on bringing cars into the city centre everyday.”
car2go has the unique feature of offering a car sharing service that gives maximum flexibility and without fixed rental locations. Already in place in Central Europe, parts of the USA and Canada, more than 70,000 members are already enjoying this service. For Birmingham, car2go will supply 250 smart fortwos powered by a gasoline engine.