Carsharing at its best: car2go finally starts in Berlin
In Vancouver, Hamburg and Austin/Texas people are already used to seeing the nippy little cars of the car2go armada. Now it's time for Berlin...
In Vancouver, Hamburg and Austin/Texas people are already used to seeing the nippy little cars of the car2go armada. With the concept of spontanously rentable Smart cars for shortterm use, the parent company Daimler is investing in what they believe is the future of urban mobility.
Right in time for Berlin Web Week and NEXT Berlin, car2go has announced it will begin operations in the city in late April. With no less than 1,000 Smarts cruising the streets of the German capital, this will be the largest of their vehicle fleets worldwide. For 2013 they are already planning to replace conventional, petrol-driven cars with electric vehicles.
For the start of car2go in Berlin, Daimler is also launching an extended pilot project that is intended to become a holistic solution for city transportation. Together with the public transport operator VBB and other partners, they are working on an information and payment system that combines many forms of transportation such as public buses, trains, taxis, bikes for hire and, of course, carsharing with car2go.
Daimler will present these and other ideas on future mobility at NEXT Berlin 2012.