We are presenting to you car2go!
We are really proud to present our third sponsor to our Hacking Community. Thank you for supporting us the second time at Hackathon Stuttgart 2016 this time as Visionary Sponsor!
Here you can read an overview:
Car2go – From pioneer to market leader in free-floating carsharing
Behind the car2go brand is the first, and now the world’s largest company in the free-floating carsharing sector. Founded in 2008, the mobility concept is currently available internationally at 30 locations (15 in Europe, including 7 in Germany, 14 in North America & 1 in Asia).
The principle of car2go
The principle behind the concept: To be able to drive a car at any time without directly owning one. Once registered, customers have access via a smartphone app to more than 14,000 cars, which they can hire at an affordable price. At each location, there are between 200 and 1,100 cars available within the home area. Via the app, customers can fully flexible and individually find, hire and pay for, or respectively, automatically end the rental of the vehicles. Parking fees, fuel/ electricity and insurance are included in the price and there is no monthly basic fee. Nearly 2 Million customers have already registered at car2go for this innovative mobility concept and make use of the trendy, reliable vehicles in the home areas (covering between 39 and 220 km²) of the cities. Completely in accordance with your personal usage and driving requirements: Ideal for one-way journeys in the city, for business appointments, for transporting the weekend shopping or as a replacement for the family’s second car.
The Sharing Economy
The car2go business and mobility systems make owning one’s own car almost superfluous. Around one third of all car2go users do not own a vehicle. Almost half of the car2go customers are young families, couples and students and are not older than 35 years of age. They also often use free-floating carsharing in direct combination with the regional local public transport network. In Germany, car2go has direct cooperation agreements with the regional local public transport providers in Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Munich.
Car2go operating worldwide
The car2go Group GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Daimler AG, has its headquarters in Leinfelden-Echterdingen and employs a staff of 600 worldwide. The operative business within Europe is man-aged by car2go Europe GmbH, a joint venture company of Daimler and Europe’s leading car rental company, Europcar. In North America, the 14 car2go locations are operated by car2go North America LLC. The first location in Asia was launched in April 2016 in Chongqing, a metropolis in central China with around 30 million inhabitants.
Meet us at Hackathon
At the Hackathon Stuttgart we offer all developers an interesting look behind the scenes of our digital car2go set up and the possibility for a life testing of live developed features at some of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
We are really looking forward to meet you there and go crazy with some new ideas!