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Car2Go ending service in 5 markets, including Chicago

October 4, 2019
Car2Go, a free-floating carshare service and subsidiary of Daimler AG, is shutting down its service in Chicago and four other North American markets by year’s end, the company announced on its website.
Car2Go has plans to halt operations in Austin; Calgary, Alberta; Denver; and Portland, Ore. on Oct. 31. The carsharing service also will cease operations in Chicago on Dec. 31. The five markets represent half of Car2Go’s footprint in the U.S. and Canada.
Operations will continue in New York City; Washington D.C.; Montreal; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Seattle, where the company will "refocus [its] efforts and resources [to markets] that represent the clearest path toward free-floating carshare success," the company noted.
"[Rideshare] is a complex transportation market that requires a significant investment on the part of any mobility provider wanting to enter the city and unfortunately, we are unable to continue doing so in a manner that’s sustainable for our business," the company wrote to its members in an email, adding that the company will thin its fleet as the stop-service date approaches.
Car2Go first launched its services in North America in 2009. The German-based mobility company also has operations in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain.