Happy to announce we've expanded our Home Area to serve more neighborhoods and added 150 MINI Clubman to our fleet! pic.twitter.com/9RkJzkxjfO
— ReachNow (@reachnow) June 28, 2016
Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times ($):
BMW’s car-sharing service is expanding into the Seattle areas it promised to serve when the service launched two months ago.
ReachNow said Tuesday it is now live in West Seattle, Magnolia and parts of Southeast Seattle. The company has also added 150 Mini Clubmans to its fleet, now 520 cars strong.
ReachNow’s service area was limited when it first launched back in April. It’s been good to see more neighborhoods (and the possibility of airport access!) coming along.
I’ve been going back and forth between Car2Go and ReachNow for the past few months. I find the electric BMWs much more fun to drive than the Car2Go Smart cars, though the overall experience of a Smart car is much simpler and more straighforward. I feel like I have to learn to drive all over again when I get in an i3 or Mini — none of the controls are where I expect them to be.
I’ll probably continue to use whichever service is closer. Hopefully we’ll get some electric Smart cars in the near future.