French City of Lyon Joins car2go Program

smart fortwo car2go vehicle 1 photo
Photo: Daimler
The first French city and the third one in Europe to adopt the car2go scheme is Lyon, , which will provide residents a fleet of 200 smart fortwo cars available for “on-demand” rentals. With the help of a dedicated smartphone app, members of the scheme will be able to find the losest available vehicle within a defined operating area.

The car will be secured instantly, without the need for an advanced reservation. In addition, car2go offers the added benefit you keeping the car for as long as you like, without having to announce when you will bring it back.

“Innovative urban mobility solutions like car2go offer a way to help meet the challenges of urban congestion, reducing carbon emissions and improving quality of life,” said Gerard Collomb, Mayor of Lyon and President of ”‘Grand Lyon”.

“Following the actions we initiated in 2005 with Velo’v, the first self-service bike sharing system, Lyon is innovating again with car2go, a new approach to car sharing which is complementary to other initiatives enabling our residents to move around town,”
he added.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea Radu profile photo

Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories