Hamburg Gets 300 smart fortwo Vehicles via car2go
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The initial area of operation will cover the 65 square kilometres within "Ring 2". Hamburg residents have been able to register for the mobility concept since the beginning of March and more than 1,000 of them have already done so. Those interested can register at either the car2go shop or at six Europcar offices in Hamburg.
The vehicles can be spontaneously rented for a price of 29 eurocents per minute, used for any length of time and then simply left again at any free public parking space within the area of operation.
The world's first series-produced car sharing car is equipped with an economical petrol engine, an automatic start/stop system, a new generation of telematics and a solar roof.
"car2go is characterised by its unique flexibility and opportunity to use the vehicles spontaneously, making it ideal in combination with local public transport. After piloting the scheme in Ulm and Austin, Hamburg is the first city where we are launching this new environmentally friendly form of urban mobility on the market and here, too, we will demonstrate that a system like car2go can be financially successful in a large city," said Robert Henrich, Managing Director of car2go.
The launch of the scheme in Hamburg means that there are now 900 car2go vehicles on the roads worldwide. The next city will be on the American continent, followed by another European country in the second half of 2011. Further cities will follow from 2012.
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