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Minn. Bill Cuts Carsharing Taxes, Not Rental

Minnesota’s Senate Tax Committee has passed a bill that would exempt carsharing from the higher tax rates charged on traditional vehicle rentals.

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car2go Transitions From Smart Fortwo to Luxury Mercedes Models

Moving away from only using smart fortwo vehicles, car2go anticipates that Mercedes-Benz vehicles (CLA and GLA) will comprise the majority of its North American fleet by the end of 2017.

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car2go Rentals Up 21% YOY

In financial year 2016, car2go's global network (of nearly 14,000 vehicles) was rented more than 22 million times, a 21% increase compared to 2015.

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Carsharing Service Autotel Launches in Tel Aviv

car2go, a franchise holder, will operate Tel Aviv’s new carsharing service Autotel, which will start with 260 vehicles.

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car2go to Cease Operations in Twin Cities, San Diego

car2go plans to suspend its carsharing service in the Twin Cities and San Diego by the end of the year. In San Diego, car2go hasn’t seen enough business to continue while it has faced high rental car taxes in the Twin Cities.

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car2go Hits 2M Members Milestone

car2go has announced that its carsharing service has crossed the two million global member milestone. In North America, car2go serves 800,000 members.

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Montreal Wants to Limit Number of Carsharing Vehicles

Montreal’s carsharing companies (car2go and Communauto) face new regulations from the city of Montreal. The city wants to limit the number of carsharing vehicles to 1,000.

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car2go Introduces New Vehicles to D.C., Arlington

Rolling out in Washington D.C. and Arlington County, the new smart fortwo vehicles include Bluetooth access, seat warmers, more truck space, and a new six-speed twinamic dual-clutch transmission.

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car2go Tops 78K Members in China

After operating in the Chinese city of Chongqing for two months, Daimler’s car2go service already has more than 78,000 registered users.

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car2go to Offer Cross-Jurisdictional Access in Virginia, D.C.

Effective May 26, car2go members can start trips in Arlington, Va., and legally end them in Washington, D.C., and vice versa. Prior to cross-jurisdictional access, users had to start and end trips in the same jurisdiction.

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Daimler Launches car2go in China

German carmaker Daimler has launched its car2go carsharing service in China’s Chongquing municipality with 400 smart fortwo vehicles.

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car2go Launches Full Service Despite Toronto’s Parking Regulations

car2go’s service in Toronto has been restricted because the city of Toronto hasn’t established regulations for parking carsharing vehicles on the street.

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car2go Decreases Service Area in Twin Cities

car2go has downsized its 107 square-mile service area to 50 square miles in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University of Minnesota is included in the smaller service area.

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car2go Replaces All-Electric Vehicles with Gas-Powered Cars

In San Diego, car2go is switching its all-electric carsharing fleet to gas-powered cars due to a lack of charging stations.

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Vancouver Tops 100K car2go Members

Vancouver has become the first city in the world to top 100,000 car2go carsharing members.

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car2go Opens at Minnesota Airport

car2go’s carsharing service has launched at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. During the 18-month test program, five parking spaces will be available — each space can fit two of car2go’s smart fortwo cars.

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car2go to Suspend Service in Miami

As of March 1, car2go will be stopping its carsharing service in Miami and Miami Beach, primarily due to Florida’s car rental tax.

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car2go Ends Carsharing Service in Copenhagen

car2go will pull out of Copenhagen, Denmark, on Feb. 15 due to low usage of the smart fortwo vehicles.

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car2go Reduces Fleet in St. Paul

After six months of operation, car2go will decrease its fleet in St. Paul and only serve around 15% of the city.

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car2go Miami Offers One-Month Promotion

In Miami, car2go is providing a discount on its per-minute prices for a one-month period. the per-minute price has dropped from 41 cents to 19 cents.

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