Frankfurt recently became Germany’s eighth city to receive the “car2go” car-sharing service, which has been introduced by car2go Europe GmbH. This joint-venture service between Daimler and Europcar is also being offered directly at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Initially for one year, Car2go has leased some 20 parking spaces at the P29 parking area next to Arrivals Hall A (ground level) of Terminal 1.
The car2go product is considered to be the first free-floating car-sharing system in the world, whereby customers can rent the Smart Fortwo model without any pre-determined return time. Also the car does not have to be returned to a specific location in the city; instead the Smart Fortwo vehicle can be dropped off at any public parking area or designated parking garage within the Frankfurt am Main city boundaries. Since the rental process is fully automated, customers have 24-hour access to the car2go service.
At short notice, registered users can conveniently reserve their car2go Smart vehicles via the provider’s app or the Internet.
The rental begins as soon as the customer successfully identifies himself with his membership card. To register as a car2go member, you have to pay a one-time fee of 19 euros. Using the vehicle costs 29 euro cents per minute and 14.90 euros per hour.
Up to September 30, car2go is offering free registration and 30 minutes usage without charge.