car2go, the pioneer of ‘free-floating’ car sharing, has withdrawn from the UK. Taking the UK’s strong culture and tradition of private vehicle ownership into account, car2go made the decision earlier this month.
This month, car2go celebrates its first full year of point-to-point carsharing operations in Seattle. Since its launch in December 2012, more than 40,000 drivers have registered as car2go Seattle members and collectively share a network of 500 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles, making Seattle the fastest growing car2go city in the United States.
Daimler Mobility Services will soon be offering carsharing with the three-pointed star. Under the “car2go black” brand, Daimler Mobility Services GmbH will pilot a fully automated carsharing system with Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
car2go North America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America, will launch its unique point-to-point carsharing model in Minneapolis on Sept. 14, making it the first Midwestern city to feature car2go. A network of 300 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles will be available for shared use in the metropolitan Minneapolis area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
On April 11, 2013, car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will debut a partnership in its corporate headquarters city of Austin, Texas, with The Parking Spot, the leading near-airport parking company in the United States. This new partnership will allow car2go members to park their car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles at The Parking Spot, located adjacent to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.