Car2go, a car sharing company owned by Daimler, is launching North America's first completely all-electric car sharing program in San Deigo by the end of this year.
Car2go has successfully started car sharing programs in four major cities in the U.S. that include Smart Fortwo gas engine cars, but the new San Diego program will consist of 300 Smart Fortwo plug-in EVs all equipped with solar roofs that can go 84 miles per charge.
Luckily, participants in the program won't have to search for a charging station because 1,000 Blink EV charging stations are due to be installed in the city by the end of the year as well.
Car2go is a free-floating car sharing service that allows its members to spontaneously rent cars without fixed pick-up and return times or locations -- kind of like a bike share program, but with cars.
written by Mukund Bangalore, July 14, 2011
written by Mike, July 20, 2011
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