January 15, 2019 - Paris. The city of love, the city of lights and, most recently, the city of electric mobility. As of today, car2go customers can cruise through the French capital with 400 smart EQ fortwo - easily and flexibly. Further vehicles are to follow in the course of the year.
Now car2go has also arrived in France! "Paris offers the ideal conditions for free-floating car sharing," says Olivier Reppert, CEO of car2go. "I am delighted that we are starting out today with a purely electric fleet of 400 smart fortwo. This will provide Parisians and city visitors with a sustainable, comfortable and flexible way of moving around the city."
The smart is already one of the most popular cars in the French capital. But it is not only in Paris that car2go and its all-electric smart fleet are en vogue. In addition to the fashion metropolis, only electric car2go vehicles drive through the city in Amsterdam, Madrid and Stuttgart. Together, the four locations have a total of 2,100 electric vehicles.
car2go is growing
With the launch in Paris, which is now the 15th European and 26th car2go city worldwide, we are expanding our position as a pioneer in electric car sharing. The new customers in Paris will become part of a growing community of 3.6 million users worldwide and 430,000 in the electric car2go locations.
The car2go customers in Paris can charge the cars themselves. Around 1,100 charging stations are available for this purpose. "I would like to thank the city of Paris for its open and constructive attitude towards carsharing companies - especially with regard to the parking agreement and the regulation on the use of the charging infrastructure," emphasizes Reppert.