car2go Canada Ltd., will officially launch its carsharing services in Toronto on Saturday, June 30.
Beginning on that day, there will be 250 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 Toronto, whenever they need it, for as long as they need it, without having to commit to a return time or location.
According to car2go, its carsharing model, when used alongside existing public transportation, rideshare and bikeshare alternatives, serves to substantially reduce the CO2 emissions and traffic congestion that are common in densely populated urban cores such as Toronto. Long term, car2go will play an important role in further enhancing the City of Toronto’s status as one of the world’s most livable cities.
Registration is open online at Toronto.car2go.com. For a limited time, all new members who use the promotion code TDOT 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 Toronto this weekend at several public events throughout the city. The premier car2go launch event at SCHOOL restaurant will take place Sunday, July 1, and is open to the public, free of charge.
At each event, visitors will learn how car2go works, receive free registration and 30 free minutes of driving time, and have the opportunity to win additional prizes. The launch event at SCHOOL will also provide guests with complimentary food and drinks as well as a chance to drive in a car2go.