car2go is growing this week with two expansions across Vancouver, Canada.
Starting yesterday, the on-demand, one-way carsharing service expanded to Richmond, British Columbia, and provides airport access and parking near Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
car2go stated this is allowing more ways for its 75,000+ car2go Vancouver members – as well as members across North America – to get from Point A to Point B with ease.
“Since car2go’s launch in Vancouver in 2011, we have been committed to listening to member feedback, and integrating it in a simple and effective way,” said Chris Iuvancigh, Location Manager for car2go Vancouver. “From in-fleeting additional vehicles to expanding to more areas where our members work, live and play, our immense growth has been a true testament that car2go is on a very sound footing as a successful, expanding player in the Canadian mobility market. We truly thank our members for their candid input on how we can better serve them each and every day.”
car2go explained it will provide an additional 50 smart fortwo car2go edition vehicles for shared use, increasing the total fleet size across Vancouver to 750 vehicles within an expanded 120 square kilometer (46.32 square miles) Home Area, where members can pick up and drop off a car2go.
car2go Vancouver added it will allow 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 – within the Home area, including Horseshoe Bay, Grouse Mountain, UBC, and now, Richmond.
In addition, car2go said it has officially expanded its service to provide car2go members convenient airport access and parking near Vancouver International Airport (YVR), via an exclusive partnership with Pacific Gateway Hotel.
The partnership marks Vancouver as the fourth city to offer car2go’s on-demand, one-way transportation service at an airport location. As Canada’s second busiest airport, 17.9 million travelers passed through Vancouver International Airport just last year, and more than 300,000 aircraft arrivals and departures were facilitated.
“Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport is excited by our partnership with car2go,” said Donald Pinkney, Director of Sales and Marketing for Pacific Gateway Hotel. “Having this service offered at the hotel provides a convenient amenity for all our guests both travelling to and from Vancouver International Airport.”
Also beginning today, car2go members from anywhere in the U.S. and Canada can pick up a car2go from Pacific Gateway Hotel on their way into Vancouver. With access to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Calgary International Airport, Port Columbus Airport, and now, Vancouver International Airport, all North American car2go members from Brooklyn, Austin, San Diego, Washington, D.C., Portland, Miami, Seattle, the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul), Columbus, Denver, Los Angeles (South Bay), Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver, will be able to use the expanded car2go service.
car2go added it is offering its carsharing services in seven countries and 30 cities with more than 900,000 registered members.