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New Launch Date Set for Car2Go

car2go in Arlington (via car2go)A new launch date has been set for Car2Go service in Arlington.

The per-trip car rental service will launch on Thursday, Oct. 22, according to company spokesman Brad Ducey. It had previously been scheduled to launch last month, but that was delayed because of production delays with a new model of Car2Go vehicles.

Arlington was originally supposed to get 200 of Car2Go’s newest vehicles, but the service will instead launch here with its “classic” Smart Fortwo cars.

From a company press release:

car2go will launch in Arlington with its signature car2go smart fortwo vehicles, and plans to roll out updated technology in Arlington at a future date.

car2go offers a flexible and efficient mobility option for Arlington residents. With car2go’s unique oneway approach to carsharing, members can pick up a shared smart fortwo vehicle anywhere within the Arlington Home Area and end their trip anywhere within the Arlington Home Area, without the need to return the car to a specific station.

car2go trips cost just 41 cents a minute, plus a $1 Driver Protection Fee that limits the drivers’ liability in the event of an accident. Gas, insurance and maintenance are all included in this straightforward pricing.

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