Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is planning to launch its carsharing service in Paris.
The French Capital will become the fourth European city in which Daimler will launch car2go, after Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Madrid.
Daimler says its car2go service, which uses electric smart cars such as the automaker’s fortwo model, has picked up more than 300,000 new customers since the beginning of the year, and has already launched in many places around the world.
Daimler claims that, to date, more than 400,000 customers at the electric fleet locations have driven over 79 million zero-local-emission kilometers – equating to 1,972 times globally.
The company says car2go has 3.4 million customers in total.
Olivier Reppert, CEO of car2go, said: “Paris offers ideal conditions for our free-floating carsharing principle. I’m certain that Paris will become a very successful car2go location. I’m really pleased that we can launch there with a fleet of fully electric smart fortwos.
“They are already one of the most popular vehicles in Paris – not only because they are manufactured in France, but also because they are the perfect cars for that city.”