VANCOUVER, B.C. – Car2go Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, said it will expand its Vancouver, B.C. operations to meet the growing needs of its more than 10,000 members.
Beginning in mid-April, 100 car2go edition smart fortwo cars will be added to the car2go carsharing network, the car2go Home Area will expand and new car2go parking spots will be secured, including eight new spots on the University of British Columbia campus.
“The car2go program in Vancouver is growing exponentially,” said Nicholas Cole, president and CEO of car2go Canada Ltd. “In less than a year we have built up a network of more than 10,000 members who share our 225 smart fortwo cars daily. This is a great accomplishment for car2go, and it’s a great representation that Vancouver residents have high levels of awareness and demand for smarter urban transportation solutions.”
The program launched in Vancouver in June 2011. It provides members on-demand transportation, which complements existing public transportation alternatives by bridging the gaps commonly associated with the “first and last mile” of a public transit commute.
Starting with 225 cars, 2,000 members and an average of 1,500 trips per week, the Vancouver program boasts more than 10,000 car2go members making more than 8,000 trips per week.
car2go is currently operational in nine cities: Austin, Texas; Vancouver, British Columbia; San Diego, California; Ulm, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vienna, Austria; Lyon, France; and Dusseldorf, Germany.