Daimler is consolidating its two Chinese car-sharing units under the car2go brand. The German premium car maker has, to date, operated car2go with a free-floating business model, while it has run Car2Share as a more traditional, station-based car-sharing company. Daimler executives said the merger of the two brands will allow it to sharpen its strategic Read More..
For a long weekend away we decided to leave the car at home and use DriveNow to get to and from the airport. It was the first time I used BMWâ€™s DriveNow carsharing service for more than just a short distance in the city. Hereâ€™s a brief report on the experience: DriveNow cars â€“ and Read More..
car2go said it had registered 78,000 new customers after starting operations in Chongqing, China, two months ago. The German car-sharing company, which is part of the Daimler Group, said more than 40,000 people checked out one of its cars in Chongqing duringÂ the period. The better-than-expected initial registrations underscore the potential of new mobility offerings in Read More..
Daimler is further developing new mobility services through the acquisition of a minority stake in a company that runs a small automated online booking platform. The company, Munich-based tiramizoo, was founded a year ago and operates a booking platform for local urban delivery services in Munich and 10 other German cities. Daimler, which is rapidly Read More..
Daimler said its car2go car-sharing scheme has achieved a first milestone: 1 million car rentals. The program has been running for two-and-a-half years, gradually expanding globally from its first location in Ulm. In that southern Germany city car2go now has 21,000 registered users sharing 300 smart fortwo models. Presently car2go operates in a range of Read More..
Daimler said it is launching its car2go car-sharing program in Vancouver this summer. The German premium carmaker, which has announced several new cities for car2go recently, said it is creating a new Canadian subsidiary, car2go Canada Ltd, to manage the scheme. AÂ network of 225 low-emission smart “car2go edition” vehicles will be available to Vancouver Read More..
Daimler will move its car2go car-sharing program to Amsterdam this year, using electrically driven smart fortwo cars. The German premium carmaker said the move would allow it to combine two of its newest ventures: the car2go program and its electric-vehicle project. â€œWe will next set a new benchmark for sustainable individual mobility by bringing these Read More..
Daimler launched its car2go urban-mobility program in Hamburg last week with 300 smart fortwo cars available to users in a 65 square kilometer area. Car2go is operated in Hamburg together with car rental company Europcar, which holds 75 pc of the venture. Daimler said it had received more than 1,000 advance membership registrations for the Read More..
Citing strong demand for its car-rental scheme, Daimler said it is expanding its car2go operations in Austin, Texas, increasing the area where the program operates and bringing in more vehicles. The German premium carmaker said it is replacing the 200 current smart fortwo vehicles with smart â€œcar2go editionâ€ models, which it said are specifically designed Read More..