Car2Go Goes to Brooklyn

Giancarlo Perlas September 26, 2014


Car2Go recently announced its expansion in Brooklyn. According to The Washington Post, the operation of Daimler AG’s carsharing service in the area will start on October 25 this year.

Brooklyn is considered to be the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs. The population of the area is estimated at 2.6 million. It is also the second in terms of land area. So, the move of Car2Go to expand in the area is a very wise move.

Thomas McNeil, Car2Go’s location manager for Brooklyn, noted that most of the public transportation in New York City focuses on bringing people to Manhattan, and not really into the different Brooklyn neighborhoods. However, he claimed people are moving farther away from the economic center of New York City, and Brooklyn is becoming a popular destination. He said the introduction of Car2Go there would enable them to easily access communities in the area.

The source stated the members of the service would be able to make one-way trips in roughly 37 percent of the borough. The destinations would include popular locations like Park Slope and Williamsburg. The same 41 cent per minute standard rate plus tax would be charged to customers.

A related report from Bloomberg mentioned that Car2Go would allocate 400 units in the location. There are just existing issues on the parking for Car2Go customers in Brooklyn though. That is limited parking areas, based from Washington Post.

Brooklyn is the 15th place in the North American region to offer Car2Go. Worldwide it is the 29 to offer the service, said MB Passion.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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