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car2go brings smart car to Birmingham

• Starting in second 2013 with 250 smart cars

• Contract with of Birmingham signed

Stuttgart/Birmingham – the simple-to-use car sharing service Daimler and Europcar, has signed an with Birmingham City to bring the first fully-flexible car service to town. The idea car2go is simple: the smart cars can be rented spontaneously and fixed rental stations. can be used as long as needed and left on pay display bay without restrictions and wherever it is free to without affecting resident or parking within a defined area.

It’s a whole new way of around the city. easy to easy on the pocket and easy on the The future of Urban Mobility.

“We are to have signed the contract the City of Birmingham to launch in the second quarter of 2013”, Stefan Müller, CEO at car2go GmbH. “Since winning important bid for the provision of an urban scheme last year we been working closely the City Birmingham to lay the ground for a launch.”

Councillor Tahir Ali, member for development, jobs and welcomed car2go to Birmingham, the associated jobs that will bring.

He said: is committed to developing a wide of green transport initiatives and 12 month pilot will how this scheme can contribute this, alongside improvements to transport and better walking and links. The aim is to reduce traffic and carbon emissions and en-courage to think of alternatives to bringing cars into the city

car2go will start a fleet of 250 funky smart in an area of 54 sqkm in Birmingham. are allowed to park in any pay display bay time restrictions and wherever it is to park without affecting or business parking. Customers soon be able to pre-register

The well-established public transportation train and Metro) in the City of and the car2go scheme will each other perfectly. delivers the last mile of which can positively effect the streams and which can help to congestion and pollution in the city.

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Once registered, driving be charged by the minute. There are no fees or minimum turnovers – just ‘pay as you drive’. new customer gets his first 30 for free to understand how the concept work without getting in a

Customers don’t even to return their car2go to the parking bay from which it was And of course the cars can be driven any car can. The car2go can be kept as as the customer wants, or for a quick hop town.

As the world’s first-free floating service, car2go provides a new way of that is unique, particularly in three areas:

By The Minute: pay only for the time they use the by the minute, with discounted for hourly and daily use. is no minimum amount of time a car can be used – whether a member a car for five minutes or an entire day – simply get in and drive, for as long as want without having to to a mandatory return time or Parking, fuel, maintenance and are included at no additional cost, and are no annual or monthly fees.

On Members can use the first available they find, via a smart app, the car2go vehicle at or by simply locating an car2go on the street. There is no to make a reservation in advance members have unrestricted and access to car2go vehicles 24 a day, seven days a

Free Floating: Members can up and drop off any car2go anywhere the car2go Home Area in any on-street parking space, metered, non-metered and residential parking spaces. Members do not to drive the car back to its original or commit to a predetermined amount of They can simply drive the car for as as they need it, park the car at destination, end the rental by swiping the on the windscreen reader, and instantly the car available for the next member to

There are five simple to using car2go:

Step 1: a Member – Licensed drivers can to become a car2go member at Within three to five days, a member card be mailed to them. This card will give access to all the cars in London.

2: Locate a Vehicle – Members use the finder at, a smart app, tablet app, or the facebook app to locate the nearest car. They can either use the car (without a reservation) or book a in advance online or through the

Step 3: Access the Vehicle – can simply walk up to the car2go, the membership card against the reader on the windshield and the doors unlock. After entering a PIN on the and rating the condition of the vehicle, a key be released, allowing them to

Step 4: Drive – Members can the car key which is stowed next to the unit, start the car2go and off. They can drive as as they want, without to commit to a return time or

Step 5: Finish the Trip – can complete their trip in any public parking space the car2go Home Area. are calculated by the minute, at a rate of 35p per and will be debited from credit card after the vehicle. Fuel, parking, and insurance are included at no additional

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