September 23rd, 2015 4:48 AM by Nour Ailan
Car sharing company car2go said it would launch service in Miami Beach on Oct. 1.
The company will offer 11 surface lots with 26 designated parking spaces for its service in the city. Users can locate a compact-size Smart vehicle on their car2go app or the company website. Once they reach their location, they can leave the car in any city metered space, any residential street within a car2go home area or return it to a car2go designated space.
car2go charges based on vehicle usage by the minute. It’s offering a discounted $10 membership registration with the promo code BEACH .
"Since we came to Miami, we've been working to make car2go the most relevant transportation option for the Miami way of life," said car2go Miami General Manager Luis Campo. "We recently began covering all tolls during car2go trips in Miami, and with this expansion to Miami Beach, we're thrilled to continue improving car2go based on what Miami residents and visitors want most."
The company already serves Miami. It has 31,000 members in the area, including more than 2,500 residents of Miami Beach. Given that the tourist-packed city has problems with traffic congestion and parking, car2go could offer a nice alternative.
"We're thrilled to see car2go expand to Miami Beach," said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. "Miami Beach residents and visitors are increasingly seeking new, environmentally conscious options to move around North, Middle, and South Beach, and carsharing is an important part of realizing that vision."
car2go is owned by Daimler North America Corp.