SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- car2go N.A. LLC, the largest carsharing company in the world, announced today that over 33,000 car2go San Diego members will have access to an all new electric smart fleet, beginning today. The new fleet of four hundred powerful 2014 models, an upgrade from its 2010 model, will provide members a refreshed car2go experience when driving from Point A to Point B.
"San Diego is fast becoming the nation's electric vehicle capital, and with the largest electric carsharing fleet in the nation, we are proud to continue our commitment in preserving the local environment of our great city," said car2go San Diego Location Manager, Will Berry. "The new 2014 vehicles, while maintaining the zero-emissions footprint, have a much smoother acceleration, and overall, a more comfortable car2go driving experience that our members will truly enjoy."
Since its launch, the car2go Home Area has expanded to 45 square miles within San Diego, providing members the flexibility to get to their destinations at their convenience without having to return the vehicle. Today, car2go has seen over 1,000,000 car2go trips taken since its initial launch in San Diego in November 2011 as the largest electric carsharing fleet in the nation.
Recently in San Diego, car2go announced an upgraded app feature in its iOS and Android applications that allows members to not only search for and reserve a car2go vehicle, but begin their car2go trip via their smartphones. Mobile Access has served as an alternative to the company's member card, which had previously been the only way to access a car2go vehicle and end a ride.
About car2go N.A. LLC
car2go North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler and a brand of moovel GmbH, offers an innovative mobility solution in rapidly growing urban areas via a carsharing network of eco-friendly smart fortwo vehicles around the world. A flexible and "on demand" mode of transportation, car2go complements existing public transportation by bridging the gaps between the "first and last mile" of a member's commute. Today, car2go is the largest carsharing company in the world with more than 1,000,000 registered members in 29 locations with access to over 12,500 interconnected vehicles across the globe.
Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The company's founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group's focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world's most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra and Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2013, the Group sold 2.35 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 274,616 people; revenue totaled €118.0 billion and EBIT amounted to €10.8 billion.
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