16 Jun 2016
car2go INSIGHTS

car2go integrated new vehicle models

Ever since the car2go first cruised through the streets as a carsharing vehicle and new model, the two-seater smart vehicles have been synonymous with car2go. Now, there’s a next-generation smart car: one that’s more nimble, more powerful, more spacious and besides a new look, brings additional features.

The first step toward a newer fleet began in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg in October 2015. Members were incredibly excited and curious about this new version: “I was just driving the new car2go smart in Munich. What a difference to the old ones. Finally power steering, incredible turning circle, top smartphone connection (music!)”, a Munich user says.

I was just driving the new car2go smart in Munich. What a difference to the old ones. Finally power steering, incredible turning circle, top smartphone connection (music!)”

What makes car2go smart car special hasn’t gone away: it’s still compact, has an even better turning radius, and can squeeze into tight city spaces without a problem. Even with a different bodystyle, the car did not grow in length, but in width and height, which offers more storage space.

The smartphone as a ticket for mobility

While the smartphone often is a perpetual companion, bank and membership cards don’t always have to come along with you. We utilized this for the new fleet, as we move toward better and more advanced technology.

You can search, reserve and also open and rent the vehicles now – all with just your phone.

A big change from the previous models: playing your music and podcasts is seamlessly integrated with the Bluetooth media and navigation system.

But what if your phone runs out of juice? Don’t worry! Inside the vehicle there are chargers with a connector for all conventional smartphone models, so you’re never without access to the app – and all the other features you want to use.

Well-known features expanded

While everyone loves Bluetooth and enhanced navigation, what really counts is safety. This new model now has a standard crosswind assistant in addition to the typical smart tridion safety cell.

The integrated seat warmers ensure comfortable driving during the winter and air conditioning keeps you cool during the summer.

Otherwise, a few little things have changed: the key and fuel/parking cards have moved to the left next to the steering wheel; to open the trunk, you pull a lever on the tailgate. Apart from that everything is as you’re used to.

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And for the first time, different-colored cars will be part of the fleet. You can see new grey-blue smarts zipping around in cities like Hamburg and Munich.

A new look and new innovations- ready to take you where you need to go.

Which songs and playlists would you play on your first ride with the new car2go model?