I spent most of last week in Austin and something caught my attention. There were several blue and white Smart cars parked on downtown corners.
The program is called Car2Go. It’s a environmental friendly car rental program. It allows drivers who want to pick up a car off the nearest corner to simply go online, register, then swipe your card on the vehicle, and you’re off. You can drop off the car at the nearest Car2Go corner where there are signs clearly posted.
The program was initially designed for Austin city workers. Just last week the rental program was expanded to the general public in Austin.
The cars are compact and I’m told they cut back on the emissions into the environment.
A computer check shows the cars rent for $12.99 a hour or no more than $65 a day. When I witnessed the convenience of the Daimler powered program, I wondered when will Houston have Smart cars parked on every corner. It’s a question I’m working on as we type!