car2go North America LLC, the fastest-growing global carsharing company, announced today that it will be launching its pioneering carsharing service in Brooklyn on Oct. 25, marking Brooklyn as car2go’s 29th market and the very first in the New York City area. Brooklyn, the fastest-growing borough in the city, will soon have access to the only true, point-to-point carsharing service in North America. Kicking off today and for a limited time, car2go will offer free membership, along with 30 minutes of drive time credit at Brooklyn.car2go.com using promotional code BKLYN.
“With its singular history, distinct culture and unparalleled diversity, Brooklyn exemplifies a way of life that is a perfect fit for our service,” said Paul DeLong, CMO of car2go North America. “We’re fired up to finally provide Brooklynites with a unique, technologically-advanced, on-demand service that not only fits the dynamic environment in which they thrive in, but provides a flexible convenience that’s essential to their vibrant lifestyle.”
On Oct. 25, car2go will begin to provide a network of initially 400 eco-friendly smart for two car2go edition vehicles for shared use, allowing members to use the service by the minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week – without committing to a specific return time or dedicated location. The initial car2go Home Area, where members can pick up or drop off a car2go, covers approximately 36 square miles, and will include neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Park Slope, Red Hook, Coney Island and Sunset Park, among others. Members will be able to explore outside of the Home Area, including Queens, Manhattan, Hoboken, and Jersey City, but must come back “Home” to end their trip.
“I welcome the addition of car2go to Brooklyn’s highways and byways,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. “As Borough President of our city’s destination for innovation, I further applaud the ‘drive’ of car2go to shakeup the urban transportation landscape through the company’s per minute fee structure and its environmentally-friendly fleet of cars.”
Today, car2go is the fastest-growing global carsharing leader in seven countries with more than 850,000 registered members. As Brooklyn joins the car2go family in North America, members will have full access to use the service seamlessly in each of car2go’s 15 locations – from Seattle to Austin, Miami to Montreal, making the network more convenient when travelling for work or play outside of Brooklyn.
How To Use car2go
To locate a car2go vehicle, members will be able to find the nearest one via the car2go smartphone app, the car2go website, or simply by finding an available car on the street anywhere within the 36-square mile car2go Brooklyn Home Area.
When members are finished using a car2go, they may park at any on-street, non-metered space within the car2go Home Area. Members are asked to pay attention to the street sweeping guidelines in the parking rules, located at brooklyn.car2go.com. car2go will have targeted dedicated parking locations where metered parking is prevalent, and will announce those locations close to the Oct. 25 launch of service.
Members can use the car2go service by the minute and will pay only for the time they use the vehicle, with discounted rates for hourly and daily use. There are no annual or monthly contracts required to use the service and parking, fuel, insurance and maintenance are included at no additional cost.
For more information or to register to become a member of car2go, please visit Brookyn.car2go.com or www.car2go.com, follow@car2gobklyn on Twitter or become a fan of car2go Brooklyn on Facebook at car2go Brooklyn.