Car2go to launch in Paris with all-electric fleet

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Daimler carsharing subsidiary Car2go is to launch in the French capital in January 2019.

Car2go will launch in Paris in January with a fully electric fleet of 400 Smart EQ Fortwo cars

The scheme will initially offer 400 electric Smart EQ Fortwo cars with several hundred more to be added over the course of the year.

The French capital marks the 15th Car2go location in Europe and the fourth city in which it will operate a fully electric fleet of cars.

The move was announced by Car2go CEO Olivier Reppert at this year’s Paris Motor Show. He commented: “Paris offers ideal conditions for our free-floating carsharing principle. I’m certain that Paris will become a very successful car2go location. I’m really pleased that we can launch there with a fleet of fully electric Smart Fortwos. They are already one of the most popular vehicles in Paris – not only because they are manufactured in France, but also because they are the perfect cars for that city.”

It follows the news a few days ago that Renault is launching an all-electric car sharing scheme in the city too.

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