Electric car-sharing comes to San Diego

North America’s first all electric-vehicle car-sharing program is coming to San Diego (CA) by the end of the year. Describing itself as a “free-floating car-sharing service,” car2go encourages spontaneous rentals. Registered drivers will be able to pick a car, swipe a card, and drive off. There is no time limit and no need to make a reservation. The two-seat smart fortwo cars are manufactured by German auto-maker Daimler, which is the parent company of car2go. Cars can travel 84 miles on a single charge, and drivers will be able to plug into a new network of 1,500 Blink charging stations throughout San Diego County. Pricing details have not yet been worked out, but Austin’s (TX) car2go program has a $35 membership fee and charges $12.99 an hour or $65.99 a day. Link to full story in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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