Just six weeks after the Seattle City Council took up expanded car sharing in the city, Car2Go has announced an additional 250 cars and an expanded service area that finally brings service to the entire City of Seattle. From the press release:
“Since our launch in 2012, car2go’s unique point-to-point service has seen rapid adoption among Seattleites, making it the highest membership base in the U.S. with over 63,000 members and nearly 2,000,000 trips to date,” said Michael Hoitink, Location Manager for car2go Seattle. “Our immense growth has been a true testament that car2go is on a very sound footing as a successful player in the mobility market, and we look forward to continuing our path in better serving our valued members in Seattle each and every day.”
Beginning today, car2go will provide an additional 250 smart fortwo car2go edition vehicles for shared use in Seattle, increasing the total fleet size to 750 vehicles within an expanded 83 square mile Home Area, where members can pick up and drop off a car2go. car2go allows members to use the service by the minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week – without committing to a specific return time or dedicated location.
750 brings Car2Go to the limit enacted by the city council. While other rideshare services have expressed interest in the Seattle market, for now Car2Go is the main game. The 50% boost in capacity should make it a bit easier to grab one in your particular neck of the woods.