Car2go grew its membership by 30% last year with 2.97m customers served

Still top of the list of Car2go cities with the most customers are Chongqing in China (234,000 customers), Berlin (219,000 customers) and Madrid (190,000 customers). In North America, Car2go achieved an important milestone at the end of 2017 with more than 1m customers now using Car2go in the US and Canada.

"2017 was a really successful year for Car2go," said Car2go Group CEO, Olivier Reppert. "We have grown in all areas; number of customers, rental duration and vehicle utilisation rate and in all regions where we operate. And for 2018, all signals point towards further growth."

In the past fiscal year 2017, customers rented a Car2go vehicle more than 24m times. The greatest rentals growth rates were achieved in Milan (plus 678,000 rentals), Berlin (plus 622,000 rentals) and Hamburg (plus 454,000 rentals).

With the introduction of the Car2go packages, which have made longer rentals more attractive for customers since September, the average rental duration has increased 30%.

Somewhere in the world, a Car2go vehicle is rented almost every second. During the financial year 2017, the utilisation rate of the around 14,000 vehicles increased to around 38%.

In response to customer demand, Car2go also expanded its fleets with new smart and Mercedes-Benz models in 2017.