Stuttgart/Utrecht/Schiphol – Good news for those traveling between Amsterdam city and Schiphol: car2go is expanding its carsharing service to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by opening dedicated parking spots for electric cars of car2go. The new parking spots at the airport enable car2go members to use a flexible and environment friendly option for their way to or from Schiphol.
With the opening of sixteen parking spaces with eight charging stations in the public parking garage of the World Trade Center at Schiphol , Amsterdam car2go customers from now on can take or park an electric smart fortwo at Schiphol Airport 24/7. Users who want to park or pick up a car2go car find the new car2go hub at walking distance from the terminal . To enter or leave the parking garage easily, the gate opens automatically by recognizing the license plates of the car2go cars.
Since already six years, the market leader in free-floating carsharing is operating with a fleet of 350 electric smart fortwos in Amsterdam. The opening of the parking hub at the airport means a big milestone for the company and its currently 63,000 customers.
"For us, Amsterdam is a very important and future oriented market. It is one of our three fully electric operated locations and we are very happy to see how more and more people in Amsterdam are convinced of our sustainable and flexible carsharing service," says Olivier Reppert, CEO of car2go. Compared to last year’s figure, car2go can boast a customer growth of 25 percent.
"car2go is determined to offer users the best and most comfortable experience. It is therefore only logical that we steadily expand our services. We are very proud that, in addition to the cooperation with the municipality of Amsterdam and Amstelveen, we now have a new partner with Schiphol to serve members who live, work or travel in Amsterdam."
"It is important for Schiphol to be easily accessible. We are always interested in new opportunities to further improve our ability to meet travellers' wishes and needs - and in offering a wide range of services", says Dieme Ketel, Senior Parking & Mobility Services Manager at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, referring to the partnership. "We attach great value to facilitating collective and clean transport, so car2go is more than welcome at the airport. We are delighted with this partnership, as it will enable us to provide travellers, employees and visitors with an additional transport option.”
The expansion makes the possibilities for national and international users of car2go a lot bigger. Schiphol is the second hub - after Stadshart Amstelveen - outside the ring of Amsterdam where customers can start or end their car2go rental.
In Amsterdam, the regular rate of car2go is € 0.31 per minute, including insurance, parking and charging costs within the home area. As already known from other car2go airport hubs, there will be an additional fee at Schiphol as well of € 8.90 per trip. In the month of September, customers who use car2go for the first time at Schiphol will receive € 5 in form of car2go credits that they can use as an incentive for their next trip.
By opening the car2go parking hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, car2go customers can now start or end their rentals at the airports of 13 cities in Europe. Dutch customers using car2go regularly at home, do not have to go without it during vacation or business trips, whether it is in Austria, Germany, Italy or Spain. For using car2go transnationally, the users just have to accept the local terms and conditions.
• With a car2go vehicle from the capital to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and vice versa
• Sixteen parking spaces and eight electric charging stations for transport between Amsterdam and the airport
• car2go has currently 63,000 customers and 350 vehicles in Amsterdam
car2go is the market leader and pioneer in free-floating car sharing and is one of the leading mobility services of Daimler AG. The concept is simple: worldwide more than 14,000 smart and Mercedes-Benz vehicles can be reserved and rented at any time via a free smartphone app. More than three million members spread over 25 locations in Europe, North America and China are currently using this flexible mobility concept. car2go thus offers a sustainable solution for urban mobility and, as part of the mobility mix, contributes significantly to the reduction of traffic in cities. In addition, car2go has a 100 percent electric vehicle fleet of 1,400 vehicles in three European cities - including Amsterdam. This makes car2go one of the largest electric, fully flexible car model services in the world. The continuous expansion of these positive effects is part of car2go's main objectives. car2go is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and the head office is located in Leinfelden-Echterdingen near Stuttgart.
About Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
With 68.5 million passengers and 1.75 million tons of freight, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol was the third largest airport in Europe by number of passengers and third in freight volume. With 326 direct destinations around the world, Schiphol offers one of the best networks of destinations and frequencies in Europe. Schiphol is therefore one of the most important mainports in Europe and one of the two European hubs of Air France-KLM and the SkyTeam alliance. Schiphol Airport is an important economic driver for the region. Approximately 65,000 people are employed at the airport.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is part of Royal Schiphol Group. Royal Schiphol Group is an operator of airports at home and abroad. The ambition of Royal Schiphol Group is to develop Schiphol into Europe's Preferred Airport: the preferred airport for passengers, airlines and logistics service providers.
Daimler AG is one of the most successful car manufacturers in the world. With the divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the car group is one of the largest manufacturers of passenger cars in the premium segment and the world's largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. Daimler Financial Services offers financing, lease and insurance products, fleet management, capital investment and credit cards, as well as innovative mobility services. The founders of the company, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, wrote history with the invention of the automobile in 1886. As a pioneer in the field of automotive construction, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility to this day; the focus of the group is innovative and green technologies as well as the design of safe and high-quality cars that continue to fascinate customers. Daimler continuously invests in the development of alternative drives - from hybrid vehicles to 100% electric vehicles with battery or fuel cell - with the aim of making it possible to drive completely zero emission in the long term. In addition, the group promotes accident-free driving and intelligent networks for autonomous driving. Daimler sees it as its obligation to respect the responsibilities regarding society and the environment. Daimler sells vehicles and services in almost every country in the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. In addition to Mercedes-Benz, the brand portfolio includes the renowned premium car brands Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, as well as the Daimler Financial Services brands. Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The group is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Stuttgart (short for DAI). In 2017, the group sold more than 3.3 million vehicles and employed a total of 289,300 employees. The turnover amounted to 164.3 billion euros with an EBIT of 14.7 billion euros.