Daimler’s Car-Sharing Service Crosses Two Million Global Member Milestone
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — car2go announced today that the world’s largest one-way carsharing service has crossed the two million global member milestone.
car2go N.A. is the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America with 800,000 members. The service also boasts more than 1.1 million members across Europe and 100,000 members in Chongqing since car2go launched its first Chinese location in April, 2016.
Every 1.5 seconds, a car2go member takes a trip in one of the service’s 14,000 vehicles serving car2go members in nine countries on three continents.
Globally, car2go has enjoyed significant 43-percent year-over-year growth. This underscores the huge and growing potential of the carsharing sector. According to an August, 2016 carsharing report1 by Frost & Sullivan, the global carsharing market is expected to grow from 7.9 million people in 2015 to over 36 million people by 2025.
car2go’s growth illustrates the scalability of carsharing as a global mobility business model, especially with the recent successes the service has seen in Chongqing, China. The rise of carsharing can be attributed to a changing paradigm of demographics, social preference shifts towards usage of vehicles instead of ownership, and technology that enables the seamless short term rental of vehicles.
The introduction of four-door Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles to car2go’s European fleet helped to drive increased membership. car2go continues to operate a very popular four-door Mercedes-Benz pilot program in select Canadian locations.
Free Registration for New Members
To celebrate its two million member milestone, car2go is offering free registration (regularly $35) to new U.S. and Canadian car2go members for a limited time. Simply visit www.car2go.com to register using the promo code JOINC2G to become a member today. Members are encouraged to keep up-to-date on all the latest member events and promotions by following @car2go on Twitter and connecting with car2go on Facebook.
car2go’s free-floating car-sharing service does not use fixed rental stations or require reservations. Instead, vehicles are spread throughout a city. car2go members simply use the car2go app on their smartphone to unlock, drive and park their car2go in any legal parking space within that car2go location’s Home Area.