car2go Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, announced today it will expand its operations in British Columbia to meet the growing needs of its more than 23,000 members. On February 22, car2go will launch in the City of North Vancouver and add 50 additional car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles to its network. The car2go Home Area in B.C. will expand from its existing area in Vancouver to include the City of North Vancouver, totaling 82 square kilometres.
“The City of North Vancouver is very pleased to welcome car2go as a new business in our community,” says Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “I applaud their commitment to providing our residents with a sustainable transportation option through this carsharing program.”
“The tremendous success of car2go Vancouver has more than exceeded our expectations,” said Nicholas Cole, president and CEO of car2go Canada. “In less than two years, accelerated member growth and demand for point to point carsharing in British Columbia have spurred car2go to expand by launching in the City of North Vancouver, and we’re looking forward to being a part of their community.”
Expanding the car2go Network
car2go launched in Vancouver in June 2011 with 225 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles and a total of 2,000 members. Today there are more than 23,000 car2go members in Vancouver, and collectively there have been more than 825,000 car2go trips taken throughout British Columbia. To meet the growing membership demands, a total of 450 car2go edition smart fortwo cars will now be available throughout the Home Area for members to use and share collaboratively. A pop-up car2go shop will be located in Lonsdale Quay (92-123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver).
The New car2go Home Area
car2go has worked with the City of North Vancouver to maintain the same parking agreements throughout the expanded Home Area. Free curbside and dedicated parking spots are conveniently located throughout numerous specially marked locations in the car2go Home Area. For the entire list of car2go parking spots, please visit:
Beginning February 22, the car2go Home Area will include the City of North Vancouver and will extend to the following boundaries:
- North: E 29th Street (North Vancouver)
- East: Trans-Canada Highway (North Vancouver); Renfrew Street (Vancouver)
- South: 49th Ave (Vancouver)
- West: Capilano Road (North Vancouver); UBC (Vancouver)
Members will be able to pick up and drop off a car2go anywhere within this 82 square kilometre space. To see the new car2go operating area, please visit:
The car2go North Vancouver launch celebration will be held at Boston Pizza Esplanade (88 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver) on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, between 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. A limited-time promotion (use code NORTHVAN) offers $10 registration and comes with 30 free minutes of drive time. Join the car2go Vancouver team to learn more about car2go, win free driving minutes in the car2go Minutes Machine, and compete in the Park2Win challenge.
To learn more about the upcoming launch event and to stay up to date on all car2go news and follow @car2goVancouver on Twitter or become a fan of car2go on Facebook at www.facebook.com/car2go.
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