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Now Everyone In Austin Can Drive A Mercedes – For 47 Cents A Minute
By Jimmy Maas • 22 hours ago

Car2go is dropping the signature blue and white, logoed Smart cars from its fleet. Customers in Austin will be able to rent only Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs when using the service in December.

James Emery, general manager of car2go Austin, said the car-sharing company could expand its customer base beyond its core users by adding more Mercedes.

“You know, we’ve always been very popular with millennials and students,” he said. “And those millennials and students that started with us back in 2009, a lot of them have grown up now. They’ve got families and they just needed a different option to be car-free or car-light in Austin.”

The company is not just ditching the Smart car, it is also letting go of the blue and white logos. Emery said it's a change most of car2go's 67,000 registered Austin users wanted.
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Now Everyone In Austin Can Drive A Mercedes ? For 47 Cents A Minute | KUT
 

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Just as well because MBUSA is not going to be selling any smarts that would work with Car2go anyway. None of their parking spots that I have ever seen have electric infrastructure.
 

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Just as well because MBUSA is not going to be selling any smarts that would work with Car2go anyway. None of their parking spots that I have ever seen have electric infrastructure.
While they were operating Smart electrics in San Diego. You never saw charging infrastructure anywhere in town. Not sure how they achieve this but they would get the cars at night, charge them up and put them back out. Needless to say cars2go is no longer operating in downtown San Diego.

https://www.autoblog.com/2016/11/21/car2go-san-diego-shut-down/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com...ar2go-fleet-gas-electric-2016mar16-story.html
 

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Since Smart is no longer selling gas Fortwo's after 2017 and it seems many Smart Centers are closing, it only makes sense that they drop it from their lineup of vehicles.
 

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We had Car2Go here in L.A. in '14 and '15, then politics interfered in '16 and that's when we learned CLA's and GLA's were going to take over. Apparently now there will be even more models...
 

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I've seen a number of used ex-Car2Go smarts in auto trader up here for the past few months. One dealer keeps inundating the listings, don't seem to be selling quickly.
 
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