All car2go articles

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler consolidates Chinese car-sharing units


    Both Daimler car-sharing brands will henceforth be known as car2go (Photo: Daimler) 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 ...

  • drivenow.automotiveIT

    On the road with DriveNow


    DriveNow works well when there are cars available, but that's not always the case (Photo: BMW) 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 BMW’s DriveNow carsharing ...

  • car2go.automotiveIT

    car2go cites high initial registrations in China


    car2go's strong start in China shows the market's potential (Photo: car2go) 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 ...

  • tiramizoo.daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler buys minority stake in online booking company


    Daimler hopes tiramizoo will help broaden its new-mobility product offerings (Photo: tiramizoo) 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 ...

  • car2go hamburg.automotiveIT

    Daimler's car2go reaches 1 million rentals


    Hamburg was one of the first car2go cities (Photo: Daimler) 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 ...

  • car2go_Vancouver.AUTOMOTIVEIT

    car2go continued: Vancouver is next


    Vancouver is the latest city where Daimler plans to launch its car2go car-sharing program 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 ...

  • car2go amsterdam.jpg.automotiveIT

    car2go heads for Amsterdam with 300 electric-drive smart fortwos


    Amsterdam is next for car2go after Ulm, Austin and Hamburg 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 ...

  • smarts car2go.automotiveIT

    In Hamburg, 300 car2go smarts hit the streets


    300 smarts are ready for use as car2go starts in Hamburg (Photo: Daimler) 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 ...

  • Smart car2go.automotiveIT

    Daimler expands car2go scheme in Austin, TX


    Most of the new smarts in the Austin car2go program will have solar roofs 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 ...