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car2go in Hamburg: car sharing from Daimler and Europcar

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D aimler and the car rental company Europcar announced on Tuesday (October 19) that they are founding a joint operating company with car2go Hamburg GmbH, in which Europcar holds the majority stake.

car2go costs 29 cents per minute

car2go is scheduled to start in Hamburg in spring 2011 respectively. A total of 300 Smart Fortwo will then be available to customers, which are distributed throughout the city. In Hamburg, car2go customers have to pay a one-time fee of 29 euros to register.

Carsharing in Hamburg costs 29 cents per minute or a maximum of 14.90 euros per hour. This includes fuel, insurance, kilometers driven, taxes and parking fees. Other costs are not incurred. Anyone who registers with car2go also benefits from special advantages with the car rental company Europcar.

The 300 new Smart cars that are being made available as part of the car2go project in Hamburg all have a single-power solar roof from Webasto of 100 watts. The energy obtained in this way cools down the inside of the vehicle before driving, which is also intended to reduce consumption.

car2go so far in Ulm and Texas

Daimler was involved in car sharing with car2go in 2008 -Business entered. Customers in Ulm and Austin, Texas, can currently rent one of 200 small smart cars each. In Ulm, more than 20,000 people have used the offer so far, in Austin a good 10,000 users are registered.

The concept of car2go provides that customers register for a one-off fee before using them for the first time. Then you can spontaneously rent the car again and again and use it for as long as you like without making a prior commitment. The cars are then parked again in a public parking lot, billing takes place in minutes. Daimler intends to expand the car2go car sharing project internationally in the future.

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