Car2Go, the one-way car sharing company from Daimler North America, is expanding both the number of vehicles in Portland along with the size of the Portland service area.
This week, car2go will add 30 electric vehicles to their existing fleet of 250 SmartCars. The Portland "Home Area" - where you can pick up or drop off a car - will also be expanded. The new boundaries are:
- North: N. Lombard Street, including Swan Island
- South: SE Tacoma to 99E to SE Woodstock Blvd
- East: Gateway Transit Center (on street parking area) from I-205 to NE 102nd Avenue.
- West: NW 25th Avenue
“Adding electric vehicles is the next step in an already successful carsharing collaboration between the city and car2go, said Portland Mayor Sam Adams. Emissions-free carsharing is a natural progression for this city’s overall clean transportation plan and our healthy and sustainable future.”
Car2go allows members to rent cars by the minute without a reservation. The company reports having 6000 Portland members.
Portlanders have the nation's widest selection of car share choices of any city in the US. Zipcar, car2go and two peer to peer car sharing companies - Getaround (peer to peer carsharing) and RelayRides all operate in Portland.
Want to learn more about car sharing? Read our car sharing 2.0 series.