Carsharing company car2go announced yesterday that, beginning in February, it will be offering 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA models as part of its fleet. Car2go members in Vancouver and Toronto will be the first to be able to reserve these vehicles, while users in Calgary and Montreal will have to wait a little longer. The company took pains to point out that thousands of the Mercedes cars will be added to the fleet and not just a few units sprinkled here and there.
"Mercedes-Benz has been a strong partner of car2go since we launched in 2009, delivering car2go's original network of smart fortwo vehicles," stated Paul DeLong, CEO of car2go North America. "Today our service is an important part of over 800,000-plus people's lives, and it's so satisfying for us to be able to reward our members with incredible new Mercedes-Benz car2gos that are just as good at taking people on long weekend getaways as they are at running errands and making short trips with friends. Together, car2go and Mercedes-Benz are taking a next big step by giving our members choices the competition can't match – the best car on the road for parking in tight city spaces with our smart fortwo, and now our larger and more luxurious Mercedes-Benz vehicles."
Car2go further announced that, by the end of 2017, the majority of vehicles available in its carsharing fleet will be Mercedes-Benz cars. Time to get your car2go membership if you don’t already have it?