SMART Fortwo Electric Drive now at car2go in Austin Austin Cars…

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Austin, car2go™ began in the US and is headquartered, has using a fleet of 300 SMART gasoline vehicles in Austin their beginning in early SMART Fortwo ED cars added late last to the car2go™ fleet with the up of the 300 vehicle all electric program in San San Diego was the first deployment of an all on-demand car fleet in North

Based on the success of the Electric introduction in San Diego, car2go™ now begin a measured phase-in of the Fortwo ED to the fleet in Austin. The two will be available to car2go™ starting Valentine’s week. The fleet will have a mix of and gasoline SMART Fortwo as they add additional Electric units over the next few

The SMART Fortwo ED is physically to the gas version. We drove one of the two new car2go™ Fortwo ED vehicles for four around the city and up in the Bee Cave, and Lake Travis areas, we live, using it for several each of two consecutive days normal errands.

Driving the electric SMART is and easy. It performs in the city bit as well as the gas version. There was of power and range in the battery for all of the we made each day. We that 20% of the charge available was to about 17-20 miles of depending on speed and hills running the air conditioning at all times.

from a stop sign 35 -40 mph is very comparable to the gas version. It have a governor on the electric which caps the speed at 64 and it is more than adequate for of the area.

The SMART Fortwo ED have a charge indicator on the showing the percent of charge (this is the “gas” gauge). The SMART vehicles will be continuously by car2go™ computer and out of service when the charge reaches 20% to enable car2go™ to recharging the vehicle immediately.

Plug-In Partners ChargePoint cards will be in each if the member wants or needs to it while they have it in The SMART Fortwo vehicle is with a navigation system and the will show where stations are located, if needed.

was originally referred to as an “urban concept and was targeted primarily to students and young urban The car share (as it is known now) has expanded to encompass all urban and urban age groups. Austin ages run from the twenties to into the sixties. There are car2go™ members in Austin.

may have no car and use car2go™ exclusively others have another car for trips and use car2go™ for around travel. There are also out of the city in places like Park where a member the surface rail train Austin, picks up a car2go™ and goes to work.

Others drive into the and park in a local garage for the When they need to go care of some business town during the day, get a car2go™ vehicle. There are corporate members like Foods who have cars in garage that employees can use on business around town the day.

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Membership costs for set up and a car2go™ key card which is to access the car and charge for time Cost to rent either gas or SMART Fortwo vehicles is per minute with an hourly of $12.99 and daily maximum of (prices do not include taxes). All insurance, maintenance and parking are included. Yes, any parking location in the city is free and are also designated car2go™-only spaces available.

The service area to pick up car2go™ vehicles covers 52 miles in Austin. The area is within Steck/183 to the North, 183 to the Mopac/Route 1 to the West and Ben White/71 to the The cars are available throughout area based on where were parked by the last Car2go™ vehicles can (and taken out of the area as needed by the They just have to be to the service area when the is completed.

Available cars can be by accessing the car2go™ website a computer or by using a free app car2go™ for iPhone or Android phones. The SMART Fortwo ED available will show on app screen in green with the units showing in blue. You can gas or electric based on your or availability.

You go to the car you want, pass your key card over the reader the windshield and, if the car is available (in the door will unlock for you to get in, up and go. When you reach your you have the option of to put the car back in ending the charges or holding the car for you continue) while you conduct business by putting it out of service and the key with you.

Cars can be through the app or by calling the car2go™ Reservations are made in 15 minute prior to time needed and by the car2go™ real time positioning tracking computer to you of the vehicle being held for you as the period begins. Reservations can be up to 24 hours in advance.

In Austin, the average rental for each rental is 29 minutes and car is rented 3.4 times per day. At any time there are over 100 available in the Austin area on the time of day.

Jim Nelson is a of the Texas Auto Writers

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