December 20, 2011

car2go enters new agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share Austin Program

car2go, the largest carsharing network in Austin, Texas, announced the completion of its two-year car2go North America Pilot Program with the City of Austin. Under a newly signed agreement with the City of Austin’s car-share program, car2go will continue operations
in Austin.

car2go, developed by Daimler as the world’s first free-floating car-sharing network, launched its first North American Pilot Program with the City of Austin and its employees in November 2009. In May 2010, car2go opened its services to the public in Austin and, in less than two years, has grown to include more than 21,000 registered members.

"The City of Austin is committed to bringing the best transportation options to its residents, and our new car-sharing program will be a tremendous addition to our transportation system in Austin," said Mayor Lee Leffingwell. He adds, "The residents and businesses in Austin now have more transportation options, with the overall goal of reducing downtown congestion and improving the overall quality of life in Austin."

“car2go has received a remarkable reception from the residents and businesses of this forward-thinking city since we first launched here in Austin two years ago,” said Nicholas Cole, President and CEO of car2go North America. Cole adds, “We look forward to continuing to work closely with the City of Austin and the Car-Share Austin Program.”

“As the first North American car2go city, Austin will continue to be the home of our corporate headquarters and a showcase city for building on the success of the car2go carsharing model, which has redefined traditional carsharing with a truly flexible point-to-point transportation solution," Cole adds.


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