car2go Canada, Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation announced successful operations for its first 60 days in Calgary, Alberta.
Since the launch of car2go in Calgary on July 21, 2012 more than 15,000 people have registered as members of the city’s first large-scale carsharing program, making Calgary the fastest growing car2go city worldwide.
Collectively more than 40,000 trips have been taken with car2go throughout Calgary within its first two months of business. To accommodate the growing demand for carsharing, car2go will introduce an additional 150 cars to the car2go Calgary network, and members will have access to 300 fuel-efficient car2go edition smart fortwo cars, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Later this month, car2go will also expand its Home Area to encompass a total of 93 square kilometers. The car2go Home Area is the area where members can pick up and drop off their car2go, and it will now extend north to 24th Avenue, south to Glenmore Trail, east to Deerfoot Trail and Blackfoot Trail, and west to Sarcee Trail. A full map of the car2go Home Area can be viewed at: http://www.car2go.com/calgary/en/area/.
“Launching car2go in Calgary has given an entire city access to a new and innovative personal mobility solution,” said Nicholas Cole, president and CEO of car2go Canada Ltd. “As thousands of residents of Calgary embrace carsharing with car2go, they are setting an outstanding example of intelligent urban mobility for the rest of their city, and for other cities around the world.”