***PRESS CONFERENCE ADVISORY***
THURSDAY, JUNE 5TH AT 10:00 AM
car2go, the fastest-growing global carsharing company, will be launching its service in the South Bay of the Los Angeles region on Friday, June 6th, and we wanted to extend a special invitation to your outlet to attend a press conference at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Thursday, June 5th beginning at 10:00 AM. The press conference will provide an opportunity for your outlet to get an exclusive, in-depth sneak peek of the car2go smart fortwo vehicle, as well as interviews with car2go President and CEO Nicholas Cole, City of Hermosa Beach Mayor Michael DiVirgilio, City of Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel and local City Council members.
WHAT: car2go will be expanding its network in Southern California with its pioneering point-to-point carsharing service in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County on June 6th, marking the South Bay as car2go's 14th market in North America and the first in the Los Angeles region. car2go will provide a network of 150 smart fortwo car2go edition vehicles for shared use, allowing members to use the service by the minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week – without committing to a specific return time or dedicated location. The car2go Home Area – meaning that members can pick up a vehicle at a parking meter in Hermosa Beach and drop it off in El Segundo -- covers approximately 28 square miles, including El Segundo, Hawthorne, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Lomita as the first expansion in Southern California.
At the press conference, car2go President and CEO Nicholas Cole will join Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel, Hermosa Beach Mayor Michael DiVirgilio, as well as other local dignitaries to detail how car2go will help reduce congestion, improve commutes and create new solutions to transportation. Following the press conference, a car2go vehicle demonstration will take place along with one-on-one interviews.
WHO: car2go President and CEO Nicholas Cole
City of Hermosa Beach Mayor Michael DiVirgilio
City of Redondo Beach Mayor Steve Aspel
Local City Council Members
WHEN: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Hermosa Beach Pier - Pier Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
VISUALS: car2go smart fortwo vehicles
Hands-on service demonstrations
Demo of car2go smartphone app
About car2go N.A. LLC
car2go N.A. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation and a brand of moovel GmbH, offers an innovative mobility solution in rapidly growing urban areas via a carsharing network of eco-friendly smart fortwo vehicles around the world. A flexible and "on demand" mode of transportation, car2go complements existing public transportation by bridging the gaps between the "first and last mile" of a member's commute. Today, car2go is the largest, fastest-growing carsharing program in the world with more than 700,000 registered members in 26 cities across the globe.
The innovation and environmental sustainability of car2go have earned international acclaim, including "Best Carshare" from the Vancouver Courier, "2014 Best CarSharing App" from Best of D.C., recognition from the Austin Chamber of Commerce with the "Greater Austin Business Award" for its positive impact on the city's traffic, and the prestigious "2010 EPA Clean Air Excellence Award" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Further information on car2go is available at car2go.com and media.daimler.com/ms/car2go/e.