225 Car2go Vehicles Roll Into Vancouver June 18


VANCOUVER, B.C. - car2go, the world's first free floating carsharing service, announced today that a fleet of 225 smart "car2go edition" vehicles will be ready for "on demand" rentals beginning on June 18th in Vancouver.

Vancouver, BC (I-Newswire) June 17, 2011 - VANCOUVER, B.C. - car2go, the world's first free floating carsharing service, announced today that a fleet of 225 smart "car2go edition" vehicles will be ready for "on demand" rentals beginning on June 18th in Vancouver.

On April 27th, car2go Canada Ltd CEO Nicholas Cole and Mayor Gregor Robertson announced Vancouver, British Columbia as the first Canadian city selected to launch the innovative carsharing service, where cars have no reservations time limits, and members are allowed to make one-way trips instead of returning cars to their pickup location. Since the announcement, approximately 2,000 Vancouverites have registered and received their membership cards. Members will be able to drive the vehicles starting Saturday June 18th.

Following the overwhelmingly positive response, car2go has extended the free registration period (which represents a $35 value) until July 3rd. Vancouver residents can register at www.car2govancouver.com, or in person at the car2go office at 45 Water Street in Gastown.

To further celebrate the launch, car2go is also extending an open invitation to special events held at four neighbourhood coffee houses in Vancouver on Saturday June 18th. Between 10am and 5pm, residents can register in person, receive their membership card on-site, take a car2go for a short drive and enjoy a free coffee at the following four local iconic coffee houses:

Waves Coffee, 2588 Main Street,

Kits Coffee Co, 2198 West 4th Avenue

Delany's Coffee House, 1105 Denman St

Bean Around the World in Yaletown, 1002 Mainland St.

As a sustainable transportation option, car2go is pleased to be playing a role in the City of Vancouver's goal to become the "greenest city" in the world by 2020. Members can rent a car2go "on-demand" or reserve a vehicle up to 24 hours in advance. The car2go vehicles that are readily available to be driven can be viewed on the internet or with a smartphone app, and can be driven for as long as needed without committing to a return time. Just simply end the rental by leaving the vehicle at any "permit only" on-street parking spot in downtown or residential neighbourhoods within the defined business area, or in one of the specially marked car2go parking spaces.

Members pay for what they use by the minute with discounted rates for hourly and daily use and are only charged for the time they use the car2go. Rates include fuel, parking, mileage, insurance, maintenance and GPS navigation.

car2go now has a global network of more than 40,000 members and 1,000 smart vehicles. Based on its impressive success, car2go will further expand in other North American and European cities in 2011.

For media inquires, please contact:

car2go N. A. LLC
Juliane Muehling
+49.151.58620893
Juliane.Muehling@daimler.com

Mercedes-Benz Canada
JoAnne Caza
416.847.7550
JoAnne.Caza@mercedes-benz.ca

Further information on car2go and photos are available at www.car2go.com and
www.media.daimler.com/ms/car2go/e.






About car2go Canada Ltd.

car2go Canada Ltd is a brand-new car sharing organization. Unlike traditional car sharing programs,    More..car2go allows its members to use the vehicle for as long or as short as they like, without committing to a specific return time or location. They can finish the rental in any available car2go parking space within the car2go business area. A network of 225 fuel-efficient, solar cell, low-emission smart "car2go edition" vehicles will be available to Vancouver car2go members as of June 2011. You can find more details at www.car2govancouver.com.Less..

Contact Information

car2go Canada Ltd.
Justin MacDonald
45 Water St.
V6B 1A1
Phone : 778-328-2850

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