The popular Smart car-sharing service car2go has decided to raise its rates.
Starting today, car2go, which allows users to pick up cars around the city using an app and take them on one-way trips, will raise its rates from 37 to 41 cents a minute. The hourly and daily rates will also increase to $14.99 and $84.99, respectively.
Car(s)2go are the blue and white, two-seater Smart cars that started popping up in DC a few years ago. 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 to finish the trip. Car2go now has over 30,000 users in DC.
In addition to a rate increase, there are also indications that car2go is looking to expand its parking options. In a recent survey, the company asked users a number of questions about whether or not they owned a parking space and if they would be willing to rent that space out. The company pays the DC government a hefty $793,000 so that users can park at meters (and not have to pay) and in any zoned parking area in the city.
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