The relatively new Smart car-sharing service car2go has broken the 10,000 member mark in DC, but chances are the number of users in the city is well above that level.
Car2go’s Katie Stafford told UrbanTurf recently that there are over 10,000 car2go users in DC, but intimated that the number could be higher than that when official numbers are released in late March. It is not hard to imagine, given that six months ago there were already over 8,000 registered users in the city.
For those that don’t know, car(s)2go are the blue and white, two-seater Smart cars that you see squeezed in a small space on a downtown block or looking diminutive next to a pick-up truck at a stoplight. Users pay a one-time $35 fee and then are sent a card in the mail that allows them to unlock cars around the city via an electronic panel on the windshield, and then take them for a spin. When finished, users park the car on the street and swipe the card again on the windshield. A mobile app on smartphones locates cars in the vicinity. The cost for using the service is 37 cents a minute plus tax, and car2go covers gas and insurance.
With the increase in users, it would seem that the company would also add cars in DC, but at the moment, Stafford said there are no plans to add to the city’s 300-car fleet.
See other articles related to: car2go
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/car2go_breaks_10000_users_in_dc/6615
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
DC's homebuyer assistance programs can be a bit complex. This edition of First-Timer ... read »
A look around DC to see where home sellers are dropping their prices.... read »
The grocer has announced plans for other stores in Skyland and Columbia Heights.... read »
The new five-level residential project is planned for the buildings at 1365-1375 H St... read »
There are two main things happening in the housing market for this upper NW DC neighb... read »
Our guide for amateur landlords who don't really know what they're doing.... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
The eight-bedroom, 35,000 square-foot home known as The Cliffs hit the market Wednesd... read »
Brookfield Properties is moving forward with development plans for additional sites i... read »
The most detailed rendering yet has been unveiled for the 310-unit redevelopment of t... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro