Daimler owned carshare outfit car2go has announced that it is upgrading its Seattle fleet to fully comprise compact Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles. car2go expects the Seattle fleet's transition to be completed by the end of 2017.

"With well over 100,000 members, Seattle is car2go's largest U.S. location, and an overwhelming majority of our members prefer our compact Mercedes-Benz car2gos," said car2go Regional Director David Holzer. "Our new Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA car2go's can carry more people more places in style, safety and comfort. Yet even with expanded interior space, both new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are very compact in size and deliver an upgraded app-based experience that makes traveling in Seattle easier than ever."

Every Seattle car2go Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicle is equipped with blind spot sensors, adaptive braking and a rearview camera for easy parking.

car2go says that one-way carsharing is proven to help cities both move and breathe more easily. In fact, research by UC Berkeley illustrates that each car2go vehicle can remove up to 11 other cars from crowded city streets while also reducing air pollution. The increased passenger capacity of car2go's new Mercedes-Benz vehicles further enable car2go to move even more Seattleites around the city using fewer cars.

Seattle has over 100,000 car2go members and a fleet of over 750 car2go vehicles. Each car2go in Seattle is shared by over 133 members on average.

Since launching in 2012, Seattle car2go members have taken 4.7 million trips covering over 19 million miles – enough to drive to the moon and back 41 times, car2go points out.

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