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Germany’s largest electric fleet was launched in
Stuttgart in 2012, with 300 battery-driven smart
fortwo vehicles. It operates as a carsharing busi-
ness. Daimler’s car2go subsidiary, which started
as a pilot project in Ulm in 2008, makes elec-
tric mobility affordable for all. It is an associated
partner in the Baden-Wuerttemberg ‘Showcase
Region for Electric Mobility LivingLab BW
e
mobil’.
With car2go, anyone in Stuttgart can now test an
e-car for daily use. A smartphone app informs
customers where the next available car2go is
parked. The membership card opens the car
door and locks it afterwards. Prior reservation
is not necessary. Customers can park the car in
any public parking space within the 75 square
kilometre car2go territory. The territory is in the
process of expansion; by 2013 it should cover
the entire Stuttgart Region. car2go project part-
ners are the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the
state capital Stuttgart, EnBW (as the operating
company of the charging infrastructure) and
SSB. The demand for the electric vehicles was
so great that only 100 days after car2go was
launched it became necessary to increase the
fleet to 400. It will be increased to 500 by the
end of 2013. Now, more than 20,000 customers
use car2go in Stuttgart. car2go was the first in
this flexible carsharing segment, and is market
leader worldwide with more than 450,000 cus-
tomers. In addition to Stuttgart, car2go operates
electric fleets in 22 other cities, among them
Amsterdam, Netherlands, and San Diego, Cali-
fornia. car2go mobility will be available in more
than 50 cities worldwide by 2015.
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emotion instead of emission
car2go Europe GmbH
Palmenwaldstrasse
Gebäude 3/21
73733 Esslingen, Germany
Year of establishment:
2011
car2go electrifies Stuttgart
Contact
Andreas Leo
Phone: +49 731 505 6821
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