Gallery: Car2Go Launches North America’s First All-Electric Car Sharing...


Car2Go, a subsidiary of Daimler, has just announced the launch of North America’s first all-electric car sharing program, which will have 300 Smart ForTwo electric vehicles by the end of this year. In addition to being the greenest car sharing program in the U.S., the San Diego program will allow drivers to be spontaneous. Unlike ZipCar, which requires drivers to return a vehicle to the pickup location, the Car2Go program will allow them to quickly grab ForTwos from designated spots around San Diego, in the hopes of making car sharing more practical. “The launch of an all electric vehicle fleet marks a new era in carsharing in North America,” said Nicholas Cole, President and CEO of Car2Go N. A. “San Diego is a forward-thinking city determined to meet the future transportation demands of its residents. Our goal is to complement the existing transportation infrastructure by providing an emission-free carsharing service for short and spontaneous one-way trips.”

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  1. XenoSilvano July 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Now all that remains is to make this car sharing system autonomous, like a driverless taxi.

  2. XenoSilvano July 18, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Now the only thing that needs to be done is to make them automated like a driverless taxi.

  3. lazyreader July 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I like this car share idea. 90 percent of cars in America today are parked at any given time of the day. This would work well to have fewer cars in the city if the vehicles are being exchanged to others throughout the whole day. And at 25 cents a passenger mile is cheaper than transit. However how will the system work for people with physical disabilities.

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