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SOURCE car2go North America LLC
15,000 members joined carsharing program in Denver since official launch in June
300 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles available for shared use in Denver
DENVER, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- car2go North America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, thanks the local community for signing up and supporting the point-to-point carsharing program in Denver. Since its launch on June 8, 2013, more than 15,000 Denverites have registered as members and collectively share a large network of 300 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles. Without designated return zones, car2go members are enjoying the benefits and flexibility of car2go's pioneering one-way carsharing model.
"Denver has embraced car2go as part of its active, metropolitan lifestyle, which has been made evident by the 15,000 registered members in the community," said Nicholas Cole, president and CEO of car2go North America. "car2go continues to integrate naturally with popular transportation options such as Denver's B-cycle and the RTD light rail and bus system."
"Denver welcomed car2go into the city's unique transportation model six months ago," Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. "We strive to provide our residents with viable and diverse transportation options to suit the mobility needs of the city."
car2go brings unmatched flexibility and convenience with its free-floating network of cars available on demand for point-to-point carsharing to the Mile-High City. car2go is one of the fastest growing carsharing programs globally; currently in seven countries with more than 500,000 registered members. car2go members in Denver have the ability to use the carsharing program in all other eight car2go locations in the United States, including Austin, San Diego, Washington D.C., Portland, Miami, Seattle, Minneapolis and Columbus.
Members are encouraged to keep up to date on all the latest member events and promotions by following @car2goDenver on Twitter and connecting with car2go on Facebook.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler and a brand of Daimler Mobility Services, car2go offers an innovative mobility solution redefining individual transportation in rapidly growing urban areas by offering a network of several hundred environment-friendly smart fortwo vehicles for rent. It provides an innovative mode of "on-demand" transportation, which complements existing public transportation alternatives by bridging the gaps commonly associated with the "first and last mile" of a public transit commute. There are currently more than 500,000 car2go members worldwide throughout 25 cities across the globe.
The innovation and environmental sustainability of car2go have earned international acclaim, including "Best Carshare" from the Vancouver Courier, recognition from the Austin Chamber of Commerce with the "Greater Austin Business Award" for its positive impact on the city's traffic, and the prestigious "2010 EPA Clean Air Excellence Award" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Further information on car2go is available at car2go.com and media.daimler.com/ms/car2go/e.
About Daimler Mobility Services GmbH
Daimler Mobility Services GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Financial Services AG, offers its customers innovative mobility services from a single source. With the car2go brand, the company is the world's leading provider of flexible carsharing programs. With the moovel brand, Daimler Mobility Services GmbH offers an intuitive smartphone app that enables customers to compare various mobility options on the basis of several parameters, and then choose the best options for traveling from Point A to Point B. The company's other activities include the development of innovative solutions for searching for and reserving parking spaces in cities.
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 2012, the Group sold 2.2 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 275,000 people; revenue totaled €114.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €8.6 billion.
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