Video: Toronto resident and car2go member shares her unique car2go experience for the #car2golife campaign!
car2go recognized as Toronto's Best Car Service
More than 24,000 members advance car2go Toronto's expanding network
120 vehicles added to the network of the original 250 vehicles
TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, car2go Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North
America Corporation, thanks the voters in Toronto for choosing car2go
as Toronto's Best Car Service in NOW Magazine's 2013 "Best of Toronto" reader's poll. Since its launch in June 2012,
more than 24,000 people have registered as members and collectively
share a network of more than 350 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles.
car2go members in Toronto are enjoying the benefits and flexibility of
car2go's pioneering one-way carsharing model without the restrictions
of mandatory return trips.
"We are grateful to be awarded Toronto's Best Car Service by NOW Magazine in Toronto and appreciate the overwhelming show of support from the
voters, our members and advocates in the community," said Nicholas
Cole, president and CEO of car2go Canada Ltd. "Torontonians have
recognized that car2go is a great local mobility option that
conveniently connects people to the many things that this great city
has to offer."
car2go has become a part of Toronto's progressive and diverse community
through local neighborhood partnerships, local business relationships
and investment in homegrown associations at hundreds of events such as
the Taste of the Danforth, PrideTO, Word on the Street, Kensington
Market Pedestrian Sundays and Toronto Christmas Market in the
Distillery District. car2go continues to educate, share and spread the
word about point-to-point carsharing through on-going community
partnerships and local events. Toronto car2go members also have access
to use car2go in the other three car2go Canadian locations, including
Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
car2go is currently offering Toronto residents memberships for $10 (a
$35 value), including 30 free minutes of car2go Drive Time, for new
registrations using the promotional code "car2golife." The car2golife campaign features Toronto resident Stephanie Malek and
her memorable car2go experience. To view Stephanie's story or become a
car2go member visit Toronto.car2go.com and keep up to date by
connecting with car2go Toronto on Facebook
www.facebook.com/car2go.Toronto and Twitter twitter.com/car2gotoronto.
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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For further information:
Margot Hake, car2go Canada Ltd., office: 512-428-6233, email: pressNA@car2go.com