The popular carsharing services provider car2go has passed, as of September 2016, the 2 million customers milestone, according to recent reports.
That figure for the Daimler-owned company includes 1.1 million customers in Europe, including 550,000 in Germany.
Notably, car2go membership grew by an impressive 43% over just the last year.
Green Car Congress provides more: “This underscores the rapid growth in the fully flexible carsharing sector. Every 1.5 seconds, one of car2go’s 14,000 vehicles worldwide takes a car2go member where they need to go. Primary growth drivers of the past year were the market launches in Spain and China: car2go gained more than 100,000 new members in Chongqing, China and Madrid, Spain. The introduction of four-door Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles to car2go’s European fleet also brought new customers.”
As far as the cities with the largest customer bases, here’s a list of the top 10:
- Berlin (141,000 customers)
- Hamburg (134,000 customers)
- Rome (125,000 customers)
- Milan (119,000 customers)
- Vancouver (118,000 customers)
- Chongqing (113,000 customers)
- Vienna (113,000 customers)
- Madrid (112,000 customers)
- Calgary (99,000 customers)
- Rhineland (83,000 customers)
As a reminder to those unfamiliar with the service, it’s a relatively simple one to use — no doubt a large part of its appeal to users. All that you have to do is use a simple smartphone app to reserve a car, and then drop it off at an approved location when finished.
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