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Car2go a Hit in Seattle

After its first 90 days of operation in Seattle, it would seem that the car2go carsharing service is a hit. There have been 18,000 registrations over those first 3 months, showing that the city has embraced the point-to-point carsharing program with open arms. Seattle is a City that embraces new and innovative forms of mobility and has provided its residents with a diverse transportation mix,” said car2go North America president and CEO Nicholas Cole. According to Seattle councilmember Tom Rasmussen, the success of and demand for the service “has been so overwhelming,” so much so that he will be introducing new legislation in order for the service to expand into… Continue Reading »

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Seattle Officially Gets car2go

We reported on some spy shots of an entire fleet of car2go smart vehicles parked in the Seattle area, and speculated that it might be the start of a car2go car-sharing service in Seattle. Well, it’s official—car2go is set to be available in the busiest metropolis in the Pacific Northwest. The service will start on December 19, and there’s also an online membership registration. The Seattle service will feature a 330-strong fleet of smart fortwo car2go edition vehicles, and they will be available for rental 24/7. Members can enjoy up-to-the-minute rates, and there will be discounts for hourly and daily rentals. There are also smartphone apps that the members can use… Continue Reading »

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“EcoScore” Trees by car2go, Now Available

Car2go, the car-sharing network that uses smart fortwos announced their newest innovation – an application that evaluates driving style. The tool called “EcoScore” determines three factors, smooth driving, acceleration and rolling out a point value between 0 and 100. These values or factors that can be checked using a touch-screen display can help car2go clients to know if their driving style can positively or negatively affect the environment. The images that one would see in the screen are trees. They shrink or grow in size depending on how you rate and answer questions. The larger your trees are, the more environment-friendly your driving strategy is. It is better if animals… Continue Reading »

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29 cents a minute lets you buzz around Berlin in a Smart car

Can’t get enough of Smart cars? Then the place to be is Berlin. The place is crawling with these cars, which according to Daimler aim to take over a big slice of the city’s growing urban auto per-minute rental pie. Just last month, Daimler decided to deploy the largest fleet of its Car2go short-term rental service program, turning a blind eye to BMW’s own DriveNow two-to-one service. It’s all part of a grand scheme to lure in not only drivers in Berlin but in urban regions across Europe in the midst of fading interest in car ownership. Car2go chief Robert Henrich shares that “it’s natural that competition shows up. It shows… Continue Reading »

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Car2go Now in Berlin

Berlin is now going to experience the convenience of the car2go system, the largest rental fleet company in the world. Starting April 26, Berlin residents can rent one of the 1,000 smart fortwos. All they need to sign up for it once and they will be able to pick up a smart and return it to any public parking space. At present, there are already 2,000 people registered, which proves that the system is really popular in the city. Klaus Entennmann, Chairman of Daimler Financial Service said, “We’re the number one company for innovative mobility services - a fact that’s underscored by the launch of car2go in Berlin.” He added, “We… Continue Reading »

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car2go To Expand To The City Of Birmingham

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… Continue Reading »

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car2go for Lyon

Continuing on their promise to expand their services to a wider base, car2go has announced the availability of this innovative service in Lyon, France, starting Feb 1st. car2go Europe GmbH will make available 200 low-emission Smart ForTwos for use in the flexible rental scheme that has become very popular in all its other locations. car2gos can be rented and returned within an operating area of 44 square kilometres covering the Lyon city centre. Members can find car2go vehicles spontaneously on the street, via the internet at www.car2go.com, and with the help of several smartphone applications. At the end of the trip, car2go drivers do not have to bring the car2go… Continue Reading »

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