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car2go Announces Milestones

Regular readers will know about the innovative car2go service which has been launched in various cities around the world, with most sites located in Europe. In an indicator of its continued popularity and acceptance, car2go recently announced that it’s 1 millionth transaction has recently been recorded. Worldwide, the car2go service accommodates 1,000 rentals a day. At this point, there are 2,000 vehicles in service and more than 50,000 customers worldwide. By 2016, car2go is aiming to have a presence in 40 to 50 European cities, with a dual-digit number of cities in the U.S. Also being refined is the transaction system that will allow a car2go member in one locality… Continue Reading »


Car2go Now in San Diego!

On November 18, car2go and City of San Diego announced that the car2go service is launched in the city. This will be a new transportation option for people in San Diego. For those who still don’t know about the program or system, car2go is a different rent-a-car system. The conventional way of renting a car, like going to the rental location, booking, leaving your credit card information and returning it to the same spot is all gone, because of this system. Here, you can rent a smartfortwo just by going to a designated car2go parking spot. Customers can return it in another location with a parking spot and there is… Continue Reading »


The World’s Largest car2go Fleet in Vienna

After the success of car2go networks in Vancouver, Austin, Hamburg and other cities in the world, it is not surprising that the car sharing program will set up in another European country, Austria, specifically in Vienna. This new location will not be like the others, it is the largest one as there will 500 smart fortwo cars for rent starting in December. Car2go is an initiative that helps people get a rental car without the hassle of getting in a rental office as you can spontaneously rent cars anytime and any place without setting a time or place to return it to. Robert Henrich, Managing Director of car2go GmbH described… Continue Reading »


Car2go Now in Amsterdam

Starting November 24, car2go will be launched in Amsterdam. It will start with 300 smart fortwo cars and these vehicles will help people travel anywhere without the hassle of booking a car in a rental office. Amsterdam will be the 5th city to have the service. Press release from Daimler AG: 300 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles set to arrive in Amsterdam by end of November 29 ct per minute makes e-mobility affordable for everyone New pricing model for all European car2go locations car2go today announced the official launch of one of the world’s first large scale all-electric vehicle carsharing fleets in Amsterdam. Beginning November 24th, 300 smart fortwo electric… Continue Reading »


Car2go to Launch in Lyon France in 2012

Because Car2go has been very successful in countries like Germany and Canada, it is now expanding to another country in the European market – France. Specifically in Lyon. Starting 2012, Car2go will put in a fleet of 200 low emission smart fortwo cars so that people who needs them can rent it easily. The concept of Car2go is that the customers have the ability of searching the vehicle nearest their area through their website or a smartphone application. They can rent it as long as they like and they don’t even have to reserve or rent it out in advance. Since its launch, there are now over 45,000 members… Continue Reading »


Car2go To Provide 300 Smart EVs In San Diego

Car2go, a car sharing company owned by Daimler, is launching additional U.S. operations before the end of the year. Already operating in Europe and Vancoucer, Canada, Car2go will be made available in San Diego, which is positioning itself as the U.S.’s EV capital. The service will make available 300 electric Smart cars after an apparently successful pilot program in Austin, which used conventional gasoline-engined Smart cars. Equipped with solar roofs and plug-in capability, the Smart electric cars can go up to 84 miles per charge. Recharging won’t be a problem since 1,000 Blink electric vehicle charging stations will also be rolled out by the end of the year. Car2go allows… Continue Reading »


car2go Service Launches In Vancouver

If everything goes as scheduled, June 18 will have marked the day 225 smart car2go cars were made available in Vancouver, British Columbia. The innovative service has no reservations or time limits and members can make one-way trips without worrying about returning cars to a certain point. 2,000 people in Vancouver have already registered and the free membership registration has been extended to July 3 to accommodate the overwhelming response to the program. Vancouver residents can register at, or in person at the car2go office at 45 Water Street in Gastown. Members can rent a car2go as needed, or they can reserve one 24 hours in advance. Using a… Continue Reading »


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