CAR2GO AR­RIVES IN PARIS

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

AF­TER Am­s­ter­dam, Stuttgart and Madrid, Paris will be­come the fourth city in which car2go op­er­ates a fully elec­tric fleet of cars.

This an­nounce­ment was made by car2go CEO Olivier Rep­pert. He launched the global mar­ket leader in “flex­i­ble car­shar­ing” at last week’s Paris Mo­tor Show.

Rep­pert said Paris will get 400 fully elec­tric smart EQ fortwo cars cre­at­ing zero lo­cal emis­sions and less con­gested roads.

A re­cent study by the Karl­sruhe In­sti­tute for Tech­nol­ogy showed that each car2go ve­hi­cle on the streets of Ber­lin re­places up to 15 pri­vate cars.

The study also in­di­cated that the to­tal num­ber of pri­vate car kilo­me­tres driven in the city is sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced through the use of car2go ve­hi­cles.

Rep­pert re­ported that, to date, over 400 000 cus­tomers have driven over 79 mil­lion zero-lo­cal-emis­sion kilo­me­tres in the all elec­tric cars. — WR.

PHOTO: CAR2GO

Paris is the fourth city to get car2go car shar­ing.

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