car2go Reaches Canada

Since its launch in Ulm, Germany, three years ago, car2go proved to be an extremely successful car sharing program, with a total of more than 35,000 customers joining to date. Now, Daimler announced that Vancouver, British Columbia, is the first Canadian city selected to launch this mobility service.

A network of 225 fuel-efficient, low-emission smart "car2go edition" vehicles will be available to Vancouver car2go members as of June 2011.

car2go conducted a trial assessment of its service in Vancouver from June 2010 to March 2011 with select test users local organizations like Wavefront, the Vancouver Public Library, the Vancouver Film School and Bard on the Beach..

"We're very excited that car2go will be making its Canadian debut in Vancouver,"
said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. "Our goal is to become the greenest city in the world by 2020, and providing cleaner transportation options is a big part of that. We want to ensure that we provide a full range of sustainable transportation options for our citizens, and car2go's unique car-sharing model is a great fit for Vancouver."

Two years ago, car2go rolled out in North America in Austin, Texas. It was also recently introduced in Hamburg, Germany, and becomes operational in Amsterdam in the Netherlands at the end of 2011.

"Vancouver is a dynamic, progressive city committed to smart urban living and sustainable transit,"
said Nicholas Cole President and CEO of car2go Canada Ltd. "The Mayor and his staff, the City Council and the participants in our trial assessment were central to our planning process. We would not be here without the valuable insights and guidance of these dedicated forward-thinkers. We're confident everyone will find car2go an easy, cost-effective and environmentally responsible way to get around Vancouver."
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