Car2go has always been about offering its members an alternative to traditional car ownership as they move around town. Now, the carsharing company's focus is expanding to offer alternatives (plural) with the addition of things like taxis, bikesharing and public transportation to the Car2go family. This is because Car2go and its parent company, Moovel (which is in turn owned by Daimler), have acquired RideScout, an all-in-one service that Car2go calls, "the leading app-based mobility platform in North America."

The idea behind RideScout is that you put in the address/POI of where you want to go and the app lists a number of options for you to get there, including expected travel time and cost. Think of it as a version of that all-in-one Helsinki project we mentioned the other day without the coordinated payment but which works in more cities. Car2go says that RideScout makes it simple to find, "the best way to get from point A to point B."

Car2go has more thatn 850,000 registered members in 26 cities around the world. Check out the Car2go/RideScout welcome email (with details on a free-driving promotion) and two videos below.

What is RideScout? from RideScout on Vimeo.

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car2go Welcomes RideScout to the Mobility Family!

Dear car2go Member,

Since our launch five years ago, we have believed that how we all get from point A to point B has a massive impact on our quality of life and the environment in which we live, work, and play. Whether it's to get to those significant life experiences, or those everyday life errands, we have remained committed to making life easier to get to where you need to go, when you need to go, with complete ease. As the largest fastest-growing global carsharing company, we are proud to say that we have continued those efforts to provide the best service and experience to our valued community of over 850,000 registered car2go members across 26 cities around the world.

Today, we are thrilled to share that we have acquired RideScout, the leading app-based mobility platform in North America, dedicated to allowing users to search and compare ground transportation options on demand. Together, we share a vision to provide a stronger future of mobility that will provide our valued members across North America with a radically simpler, smarter, and user-focused experience in searching for the best way to get from point A to point B.

Check out the video here, and learn more about the exciting news from Robert Henrich, CEO of moovel GmbH and Joseph Kopser, CEO of RideScout.

To celebrate this partnership, we're giving our members 15 free minutes for trying out RideScout. Simply download the app (iOS or Android) and log in to RideScout before 11:59PM tomorrow (Thursday, September 4). Minutes are valid for 30 days and you'll receive an e-mail confirmation when your minutes are ready for use.

If you've already downloaded the app and registered, we are adding 15 minutes of Drive Time to your account.

If you don't receive a confirmation e-mail by Monday, September 8 please e-mail

We look forward to continuing our efforts to help make life easier to get to where you need to go, and we truly thank you for joining us for the ride.

Your car2go Team

Happy Driving!

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