car2go Canada Ltd. will officially launch its carsharing services in Calgary, Alberta tomorrow Saturday, July 21, making a network of 150 of low-emission smart fortwo vehicles widely available and affordable for those who live in, work in and visit Calgary.
“We are in a time that demands new mobility solutions in rapidly growing urban areas,” said Nicholas Cole, president and CEO of car2go Canada. “Calgary is one of the fastest growing cities in North America, and we are thrilled to be a part of the growth of this city and to bring more accessible, more flexible transportation solutions to the people who live in, work in and visit the City of Calgary.”
“Calgary is pleased to welcome this new carsharing program,” said Don Mulligan, the City of Calgary’s Director of Transportation Planning. “Carsharing provides citizens with another convenient travel option to get around the city and aligns well with the City’s transportation plan to increase mobility for Calgarians.”
“We are proud to partner with car2go to provide a convenient parking and mobility choice for Calgarians that integrates our ParkPlus technology and their GPS tracking system,” said Troy McLeod, General Manager of the Calgary Parking Authority.
Open for Business
Beginning Saturday, July 21, there will be 150 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles available for people to use and share collaboratively. Those who register to become car2go members will receive a membership card that will allow them to gain access to and drive in any of the available car2go vehicles in Calgary, whenever they need it, for as long as they need it, without having to commit to a return time or location.
Registration is open online at Calgary.car2go.com. For a limited time, all new members who use the promotion code ONWARD will receive 30 free minutes of driving time, and currently the one-time $35 membership fee is being waived.
car2go is celebrating the launch of its ground-breaking carsharing program in Calgary this weekend. The car2go premier launch event at Holy Grill restaurant will take place Saturday, July 21, and is open to the public, free of charge.
Visitors will receive free lunch, learn how car2go works, receive free registration and 30 free minutes of driving time, and have the opportunity to win additional prizes, while supplies last.
This weekend, car2go will be at the following locations:
car2go Launch Event at Holy Grill
July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
827 10 Avenue Southwest
Sun and Salsa Festival
July 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.