car2go is finally in operation in Vancouver
car2go, the first car sharing car self-service service in the world, has announced a fleet of 225 vehicles smart "car2go edition" end is ready to meet the needs of rent "on demand" from June 18 in Vancouver.
On 27 April, Nicholas Cole, president and general manager of car2go Canada Ltd., and Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, have announced that Vancouver (BC) was the first Canadian city to be chosen for the launch of the service of innovative carsharing, which imposes no length limit of reservation, and whose members can perform one way they do not have to make the vehicle to the place where they took reception. Since the announcement, approximately 2,000 Vancouverites have registered with car2go program and received their membership card. As of Saturday, June 18, the adherents can lead the network carsharing vehicles.
Suite has extremely favorable reception was her reserve, car2go has extended the free registration period (which represents a saving of $ 35) until July 3. The Vancouver residents can register online www.car2govancouver.com or in person by visiting the office of car2go, located at 45 Water Street in Gastown.
As an additional celebration of the launch, car2go also offers a free invitation to special events in four cafes neighborhood in Vancouver, Saturday, June 18 Between 10 am and 17 pm, residents may register in person, receive their membership card on the spot, take a walk in a car2go vehicle and enjoy a complimentary coffee in one of four reputed local cafes:
Waves Coffee, 2588 Main Street
Kits Coffee Co, 2198 West 4th Avenue
Delany's Coffee House, 1105 Denman St
Bean Around the World in Yaletown, 1002 Mainland St.
As an option for sustainable transport, car-sharing service car2go is pleased to participate in the goal of the City of Vancouver to become the "greenest city" in the world by 2020 Members can rent a vehicle. car2go "on demand" or reserve up to 24 hours in advance. They can go online or use an application for smart phones to see which vehicles are available car2go. These vehicles can be driven as long as desired to the extent that no return date is imposed. To end a lease, just leave the vehicle in any parking "Permit only" downtown or in one of the residential areas forming part of the business district predefined or in parking spaces reserved for vehicles and car2go specially marked for this purpose.
Not being bills for the duration of actual use of car2go vehicle, members pay a minute and enjoy copyright hourly and daily rates reduced. Rates include costs such as fuel, parking, mileage, insurance, maintenance and GPS navigation.
car2go now has a global network of more than 40,000 members and 1,000 smart vehicles. Given the resounding success that knows this car-sharing service, car2go will expand its presence in other cities in Europe and North America in 2011.
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