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  • Stuttgart, Apr 13, 2015 - Statistics are boring? Not for smart, because when it comes to new registrations of electric cars in Germany the same name takes first place every year: smart fortwo electric drive. This is a hat trick for the battery-electric two-seater – for the third time in a row it has beaten all competitors with all-electric drive (without range extender). In 2014 there were 1665 new registrations.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 10, 2015 - Drawing on the maxim "electric mobility is something you can learn", Daimler AG and the ACADEMY Holding AG are launching a pilot project with five selected ACADEMY driving schools in the wider Stuttgart area, with the aim of making electric vehicles an integral part of driver training. Kick-off for the project will be on April 10 at the Mercedes-Benz sales and service outlet in Stuttgart, in the presence of the Mayor of Stuttgart, Fritz Kuhn.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 20, 2014 - Stuttgart, November 20th, 2014 – moovel GmbH announced today that Roland Keppler will assume the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, respon-sible for leading the business operations of car2go worldwide. As the third member of the management board of Daimler’s subsidiary moovel GmbH, in addition to Robert Henrich, CEO of the moovel Group and Marcus Spicker-mann, CFO of the moovel Group, Keppler will report into Robert Henrich, and begin December 1st, 2014.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 4, 2014 - Daimler Mobility Services will soon be offering carsharing with the three-pointed star. Under the "car2go black" brand, Daimler Mobility Services GmbH will pilot a fully automated carsharing system with Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The pilot phase will begin in mid-February in Hamburg and Berlin. In the initial pilot phase, select car2go customers in those locations can use a network of 200 black B-Class models on short notice.
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  • Milan, Aug 8, 2013 - car2go, first completely flexible car sharing service in the world, is starting its service in Milan today. The joint venture of Daimler and Europcar is bringing the first 150 smart fortwos to the city. The car2go vehicles can be rented autonomously, without dedicated stations. The total fleet of 450 car2go smart fortwos will be available until mid of September. The cars can be used as needed and left in any public car park in the 120 square kilometres business area, without time restrictions or any monthly or annual fees.
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  • BIRMINGHAM, May 8, 2013 - car2go, the simple-to-use car sharing service from Daimler and Europcar, launches in Birmingham on 8 May with 250 environmentally -friendly smart fortwo vehicles available to use over an area of 21 square miles. The idea behind car2go is simple: it’s the first fully-flexible and on-demand car sharing scheme – it’s a whole new way of getting around that’s easy to use, easy on the pocket, and easy on the environment. car2go is the future of Urban Mobility.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 21, 2013 - As part of its plan to significantly expand the mobility services business operations, Daimler Financial Services AG has created a subsidiary known as Daimler Mobility Services GmbH. The new company's headquarters are in Stuttgart. “Especially urban customers demand new and flexible mobility solutions – and we want to offer these services to them accordingly.
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  • London, Dec 4, 2012 - car2go, the simple-to-use carsharing service from Daimler and Europcar, has launched in three London boroughs. The idea behind car2go is simple – it’s a whole new way of getting around that’s easy to use, easy on the pocket, and easy on the environment. The future of Urban Mobility.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 29, 2012 - People in Stuttgart can now drive cars completely electrically for 29 cents per minute. Daimler today launched its car2go mobility concept in its “home town,” using vehicles equipped solely with electric drive systems. car2go is operating Germany’s biggest all-electric fleet in Stuttgart, encompassing a total of 300 battery-electric smart brand cars. EnBW will set up 500 charging points throughout the city and its surrounding region until end of 2013 so that drivers can recharge electricity from renewable sources of energy.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 27, 2012 - smart is supplementing its mobility offering with additional, customer-friendly services. As well as the cooperations with APCOA and Europcar that have already been announced, in future smart drivers will be able to take advantage of benefits at the innovative car sharing provider car2go. In this way, smart is extending its extensive urban mobility portfolio under the title “smart add-on” – initially in Germany, then in other European countries.
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  • Cologne/Stuttgart, Aug 29, 2012 - car2go, the market leader and pioneer for fully flexible short-term car rentals, has now begun operations in Cologne. Starting today, 200 of what will eventually be 350 environmentally friendly smart fortwo cars are available for use in the city. Customers only need to register once to be able to rent one of the smart fortwo cars, which can be returned to any public parking space in the approximately 80 km² area served by car2go. Parking costs are included in the rental fee.
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  • Ulm, May 24, 2012 - Daimler’s car2go subsidiary remains in the fast lane: In just six months, both the number of customers using the service and the number of rental transactions worldwide have doubled. The market leader in the area of flexible short-term vehicle rentals is thus continuing its rapid growth unabated. In fact, car2go is the fastest-growing carsharing company in the world. The system is now in place in 12 cities throughout Europe and North America; more than 100,000 customers have registered as members, and vehicles have been rented more than two million times.
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  • Berlin, Apr 25, 2012 - A new era in urban mobility begins Thursday, April 26, in Berlin. That’s when Daimler’s car2go subsidiary, the pioneer for fully flexible short-term car rentals, will launch its largest rental fleet worldwide within the framework of a joint venture with the Europcar rental company. The new fleet’s 1,000 smart fortwo models will be available to Berlin residents around the clock over an area of approximately 250 km². A one-time registration is all it takes to pick up a smart, which can then be returned to any public parking space when the customer has finished using the vehicle.
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  • Birmingham, Mar 21, 2012 - car2go today announced it won a tender offer from Birmingham City Council to set up an urban mobility scheme. car2go is the world's first mobility program with maximum flexibility and without fixed rental locations. More than 70,000 people are already using the service in Continental Europe, USA and Canada. Birmingham is going to become the first home of car2go in the United Kingdom.
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  • Vienna, Mar 14, 2012 - car2go has been successfully launched in the Austrian capital, Vienna. After just 100 days, more than 7,000 Viennese have already registered for the new mobility service. Vienna is therefore one of the car2go cities with the most successful launches.
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  • Ulm, Nov 22, 2011 - car2go, the world's first fully flexible short-term carsharing program, has broken through all barriers to reach the impressive milestone of one million rentals. For more than two and a half years, the network of blue and white smart fortwos, operated by the Daimler subsidiary have been used on average, more than1,000 times per day. At the same time, car2go registered the 50,000th global car2go member at the Hamburg shop this week.
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  • Vienna, Nov 14, 2011 - car2go today announced that it is going to start operations in Vienna. Beginning in December, 500 smart fortwo "car2go edition" vehicles will be distributed throughout the Austrian capital. As the world's first mobility program with maximum flexibility and without fixed rental locations, car2go offers its members an opportunity to spontaneously rent vehicles anytime and anywhere without having to specify a time or place of return in advance.
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  • Amsterdam, Oct 26, 2011 - car2go today announced the official launch of one of the world’s first large scale all-electric vehicle carsharing fleets in Amsterdam. Beginning November 24th, 300 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles will be available for on-demand mobility, without the necessity of returning them to a fixed rental station. Even recharging of the electric vehicles is not mandatory after each rental, because the range of the smart fortwo electric drive is eight to ten times higher than the average operating distance of a car2go rental.
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  • Ulm/Guyancourt, Oct 21, 2011 - car2go GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, together with Europcar, the leader in car rental services in Europe, will create a new joint-venture to accelerate and extend their innovative partnership Europe-wide. The new company is called “car2go Europe GmbH” and will enable the two partners to bring the unique car2go mobility service to millions of drivers throughout Europe. Daimler’s car2go GmbH will be the majority shareholder in this new company.
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  • Lyon, Oct 7, 2011 - Following the successful launch of the car2go mobility service in the German city of Hamburg, car2go GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, and Europcar, the leader in car-rental services in Europe, announced today that within a few weeks, Lyon will become the first French city to enjoy the benefits of the unique car2go mobility programme.
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  • San Diego, Jul 14, 2011 - car2go N. A. LLC, a subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, announced that San Diego will be the first North American city to have a 100-percent electric vehicle (EV) carsharing program. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Nicholas Cole, President and CEO of car2go N. A. LLC, and Jonathan Read, CEO of ECOtality, made the official announcement at a news conference at the El Cortez this morning.
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  • Hamburg, Apr 6, 2011 - car2go launched in the first city with more than a million inhabitants. car2go is starting operations in Hamburg with 300 new "car2go edition" smart fortwo. The operator is car2go Hamburg GmbH, a joint venture between the Daimler subsidiary car2go GmbH and Europcar Autovermietung GmbH. The initial area of operation will cover the 65 square kilometres within "Ring 2".
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  • Hamburg, Oct 18, 2010 - car2go, Daimler's new mobility concept, will be launched in Hamburg in spring 2011, as announced today in the Hanseatic city by the Daimler subsidiary car2go GmbH and Hamburg-based Europcar Autovermietung GmbH. From spring 2011, the citizens of Hamburg will also be able to "get in and drive off anywhere, at any time". Initially there will be 300 smart fortwo vehicles for the car2go scheme in the Hanseatic city. The cars being used are two-seater smart car2go edition models equipped with highly sophisticated carsharing telematics and a solar roof – fresh from their world premiere at the Paris Motor Show.
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  • Paris, Sep 30, 2010 - At this year’s Paris Motor Show, car2go and smart are celebrating the world premiere of a new generation of cars. In future, blue-and-white smart fortwos will roll off the production line at the smart plant in Hambach, Lorraine, as a fully-configured “car2go edition”. With this special model variant, Daimler AG is highlighting the forthcoming international roll-out of its successful mobility programme, and at the same time taking an important step towards commercialisation.
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  • Paris, Sep 29, 2010 - Mercedes-Benz, the inventor of the automobile, is starting its activities surrounding the 125th anniversary of the automobile with a bold look forward. On January 29, 2011 it will be 125 years to the day when Carl Benz submitted his patent application for the first automobile, the three-wheel “Tricycle”. In parallel, Gottlieb Daimler was developing the first four-wheel motor car. Thus, independently from each other, the two inventors laid the foundation stone for the modern automobile and motorized individual transportation.
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  • Ulm/Stuttgart, Mar 25, 2010 - Following completion of the one-year public pilot project of car2go in Ulm, the outcome has been extremely positive. The tremendous success of the mobility concept has resulted in the way being paved for its future development: a newly established subsidiary of Daimler AG - called car2go GmbH - will be responsible for promoting international commercialisation of the project. Plans are already under way to launch the scheme in another European city by the end of the year.
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  • Austin, TX, Nov 17, 2009 - In a joint partnership with the City of Austin, Daimler is launching its groundbreaking car2go pilot project in North America today. The innovative mobility concept makes city driving as easy as using a mobile phone. It offers Austin an easy, flexible, reasonably priced and progressive solution to the growing challenges of urban mobility. Austin becomes the official headquarters of car2go North America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler.
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  • Stuttgart / Ulm, Jul 13, 2009 - The Daimler mobility concept, that was launched at the end of March in Ulm with 200 smart fortwo cdis for the public, has started very successfully. A good three months after the public pilot phase started, on Wednesday, July 8th the 10,000th car2go customer was welcomed in the car2go shop. This means that more than 10 percent of all holders of a driver's license in Ulm have already registered with car2go. Due to the great success and the high level of interest, expansion of the area of operation is being prepared to the neighboring town of Neu-Ulm.
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  • Stuttgart/Ulm , Oct 21, 2008 - <p><b>Note: To access the recording of the press conference open this press release and then select the video tab.</b><p>With car2go, Daimler is launching a completely new mobility concept and is providing a future-oriented answer to increasing traffic volume in urban areas. “car2go is an intelligent and creative solution that provides a simple, flexible and value-for-money approach to mobility with environmentally-friendly vehicles” is how Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, describes the objective of the project.
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