The 118,000 or so car2go members in Vancouver, Canada, can now slide into the seat of a more refined, slightly sleeker and larger smart fortwo. Vancouver’s award-winning car2go operation, the largest in North America, is in the process of upgrading its one-thousand smart fortwo units while also improving the user experience.

So what’s new:

  • Unlocking in about five seconds, enabling members to quickly hop in and drive away.
  • Bluetooth access allowing drivers and passengers to connect their own devices for music and hands-free calling.
  • Seat warmers to keep occupants toasty on those chilly Vancouver days, few as they are.
  • Larger size, providing increased human accommodation and cargo space.
  • More oomph and a smoother shifting transmission improving performance dynamics and the fun-factor.
  • A tighter turning radius making the new car2go even easier to maneuver in tight spaces.

As always, safety remains a top priority. The new smart fortwo car2go retains its rigid Tridion safety shell, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and airbags for both occupants.

Never been a car2go member?

Now’s the time to give car-sharing a test drive. Car2go is offering free registration along with free drive time for new Vancouver members until September 30th this year. Promotions can be found by following @car2goVancouver on Twitter and connecting with car2go on Facebook.

About The Author

Rob Rothwell has been involved in automotive journalism since 2002, writing for multiple online and print publications. He lives on the West Coast and is a member of the AJAC (Automotive Journalist Association of Canada). Rob’s passions include long drives on country roads in his convertible sports car, as well as cycling, skiing, kayaking, and sailing. Rob can often be found at the beach with his classic 80s Rainbow Laser, or tinkering in his workshop on his latest project.

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