Car2go strengthens global market leadership
In financial 2017, Daimler's subsidiary car2go has increased the number of its customers by 30% to 2.97 million, further strengthening its global leadership in the flexible car-sharing market.
Top cities in numbers of car2go customers are Chongqing, China (234,000 customers), Berlin (219,000) and Madrid (190,000). At the end of 2017 the number of customers in North America passed the 1-million marker.
The worldwide total of car2go vehicle rentals last year was 24 million. The greatest growth rates were achieved in Milan (+678,000 rentals), Berlin (+622,000) and Hamburg (+454,000). The introduction of car2go packages in September have made longer rentals more attractive, increasing the average rental duration by 30%.
Worldwide, a car2go vehicle is rented almost every second. In 2017, the utilisation rate of the about 14,000 vehicles increased to 38%.
“We have grown in number of customers, rental duration and vehicle utilisation rate, and in all regions where we operate”, says Olivier Reppert, CEO of car2go. “For 2018, all signals point towards further growth”.