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Mercedes-Benz B-Class to banner new car2go Black service

Have you ever wanted to try Daimler’s car2go point-to-point car-sharing service, but were held back by the fact that your car is a smart fortwo? Don’t look now, but the company is launching a new spinoff service dubbed as ‘car2go Black’, which features Mercedes-Benz B-Class diesel units for members’ traveling convenience. The B-Class will be available as an option for members in Berlin and Hamburg, initially. Each city will get an allocation of 100 units in what is presumably a pilot of a program that will be rolled out across the other car2go locations around the world. Some sources say that other cities in Europe could get car2go Black sometime this… Continue Reading »

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Car2go completes year one in Seattle

Daimler’s carsharing service car2go, powered by smart vehicles, just celebrated its first year in Seattle. The service operates 500 smart fortwo units in the area, and it is already the largest as well as the fastest-growing car2go city in the US. Launched in December 2012, car2go Seattle now has over 40,000 people registered to the service who share the 500 fortwo vehicles as they go from point to point within the city. Of the 500, 170 were added in the previous year in order to keep up with the growing demand as well as the increase in driver registrations. Nicholas Cole, car2go North America president and CEO, expressed delight in… Continue Reading »

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Smart Car Sharing: Milan Gets car2go Service

This month marks another milestone in Daimler’s car2go car-sharing service, as Milan gets to enjoy a fleet of 450 smart fortwo vehicles slated to be fully available by the middle of September. While the smart eco-friendly vehicle brand certainly isn’t the biggest moneymaker in the Daimler stable, those vehicles together with the car2go platform allows the German automaker to make good on its promise of delivering sustainable automotive solutions, particularly for urban mobility applications that are focused upon by car2go. Being able to expand into a city like Milan expands the platform’s reach and should allow for better positioning in the European marketplace moving forward. If car2go continues to reach… Continue Reading »

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car2go Sets up Shop in Denver

It seems there’s no stopping car2go’s expansion, especially across North America. The city of Denver, Colorado is set to launch its own car2go carsharing service on June 8, making it the tenth city in America with said service. The launch network in Denver will come with 300 units of the car2go edition smart fortwo, and will be available for rental across the 42-square-mile Denver Home Area. It’s all about flexibility as well as convenience. There’s even a special promotion just for this launch. All of the new members will get 30 minutes of driving time on the house. Just use the promo code ROCKIES. The $35 membership fee is also… Continue Reading »

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London car2go to Expand Business Area in June

Car-sharing service car2go is set to expand its London business area come June, with the  new business area covering 100 square miles to take effect in a few days. The London car2go service launched in December of last year, in Islington as well as Sutton. The service has expanded from the initial two boroughs to include large areas. There’s Croydon, Kingston, Raynes Park, Richmond, South Lambeth, Southwark, and Wimbledon. The service, however, will be suspended in Newham in order to focus on higher demand in other areas within London. The new business area will have 500 of these smart vehicles available on demand. As is usual car2go fare, any available… Continue Reading »

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car2go Sets Up Shop in Birmingham

May 8th marks the start of the new car2go on-demand service in Birmingham, with 250 smart fortwo cars initially on offer for use within its free-floating home area that covers 21 square miles of the English city. Stefan Mueller, car2go Europe GmbH CEO, said that “car2go gives you the ability to go where you want, when you want – and in comfort – but without all the costs associated with owning, running and insuring a car full-time. We’re confident everyone will find car2go an easy, cost-effective and environmentally responsible way to get around Birmingham.” The home area for Birmingham covers the area between the following: Oxhill Rd., Pershore Rd., Vicarage Rd.,… Continue Reading »

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Washington car2go Celebrates First Year of Service

The Washington, D.C. branch of Daimler’s car2go car-sharing service is celebrating its first year this month, a year marked by 19,000 registrations, and over 350,000 rides on the 350 smart fortwo units that members can use throughout the city. Over the past year, car2go Washington has added 150 new fortwo units in order to keep up with the demand. In addition, the branch has partnered with Washington, D.C.-based taxi booking and payment app myTaxi. Now, through the car2go app, D.C. members can not only search for smart fortwo car2go units, they can also book  a cab ride. According to figures released by the company, 20-30 minutes is the typical duration… Continue Reading »

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