The new prices are 41 cents per minute (up from 38), $14.99 an hour (up from $13.99) and $84.99 a day (up from $72.99) and they will take effect in Austin, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Washington, DC, Miami, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver. From what we can tall, that leaves Minneapolis, Montreal, Denver and Columbus, OH operating under the old prices. All of the price increases are effective today, except for Toronto, which will change January 9, 2014. Local taxes, where required, are not included.
Car2go last raised prices in September 2012. In a letter to carsharers in San Diego, Car2go said that the new price increases are "minor" and were due to larger shared fleets, expanded parking options and better availability at popular events. These were pretty much also the reasons give last year, which implies we'll see another price increase roughly 15 months from now.
For over four years we have been striving to provide the best service and experience to our community of over 500,000 car2go members who now span across 25 cities globally – 13 of which are located in the United States and Canada.
Our goal has always been to get you from Point A to Point B in a convenient, flexible and affordable way. With your overwhelming support this past year we've worked to further expand our parking options to give you more flexibility. We have increased our fleet size during the course of the year to ensure better availability and convenience. We've also listened and implemented your suggestions to provide even more accessible car2go Drop Zones at San Diego's premier events.
More than anything, we value your feedback and are constantly working with our Global Operations Team to provide more advanced and reliable technology that keeps up with your needs and those of the entire car2go community.
While we continue to offer our members the best value and simple, all-inclusive pricing, these conveniences will require a minor rate increase beginning December 9th for select North American locations. San Diego being one of the selected locations.
As always, all of the benefits you love will be included in the new rates – fuel, parking, insurance, maintenance, and on-demand access to any car2go vehicle within any United States car2go location. We encourage you to visit www.car2go.com and select your location to also view the rate changes if traveling to other car2go locations.
Please note – trips beginning at 12:00 A.M. on December 9th will be subject to the new rates below:
Minute: $0.41 / Hour $14.99 / Day $84.99
**Rates listed do not include the local tax required per city
We thank you for being a car2go member and look forward to serving your needs.
Your car2go San Diego Team