Greenpoint Gazette

Car2Go Expands Coverage to Include Brooklyn

BY Tanay Warerkar

Popular car-sharing service Car2Go continues to make its imprint felt in New York with its recent expansion into Bushwick. The North Brooklyn rollout follows successful debuts in cities like Austin, Portland and Seattle.

After being largely focused on Crown Heights, the service has expanded to include Prospect-Lefferts Garden, and the area south of Ocean Parkway, in addition to Bushwick to now cover a total area of 36 square miles.

“Since our launch, we have been focused on providing an innovative transportation solution for Brooklynites, allowing them greater opportunities to discover the vibrant neighborhoods within the borough,” said Thomas McNeil, Brooklyn General Manager for car2go. “Our members asked for it, and we listened. With more than 2,000 members already residing in these neighborhoods – all of which can be difficult to reach via public transportation – it was a logical step to expand.”

Since its launch in October last year, the service has registered over 26,000 members, who have taken over 165,000 trips throughout the access area. With the expansion in Brooklyn, the service is adding 50 additional vehicles to bring its total fleet in the city to 450.

“Brooklyn is proud to be home to Car2Go, and is even prouder that its footprint into our borough is expanding,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. “It is proof positive that car sharing is an in-demand service for Brooklynites who are looking for an easy, affordable complement to public transportation as they get out and about.”

Car2go allows users to pick up cars and drop them at approved parking locations throughout its coverage area. It was first introduced in Germany in 2008, and is available today in close to 30 cities across the world with over a million users.

For more information on the service, visit https://www.car2go.com/en/newyorkcity/.

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