How to find car2go's 25 new four-door Mercedes vehicles on the streets of Vancouver

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      he biggest player in Vancouver’s fierce competition for car-sharing customers has upped its game with the addition of 25 new vehicles.

      The move by car2go might not seem like a big deal, given the company already has more than 1,200 vehicles driving on Vancouver streets. But it has people excited because the new additions are four-door, five-seat Mercedes B-class vehicles.

      Up until today (September 28), the only automobiles car2go had available in Vancouver were two-door Smart Fortwo cars.

      The new Mercedes vehicles are significantly larger and allow for an additional two passengers.

      The move could be interpreted as a response to Evo Car Share, a growing competitor to car2go in Vancouver. In recent months, Evo has deployed more of its four-door Toyota Priuses to Vancouver.

      Car2go’s Mercedes B-class cars cost the same as the company’s Smart Fortwo vehicles. They can be found via a new filter in the Settings section of car2go’s mobile app.

      Car2go's new four-door vehicles can be found in Vancouver by swiping on a new filter that's appeared in the Settings section of the company's mobile app.
      Travis Lupick

      Car2go is a subsidiary of Daimler AG, a German corporation that also owns both Mercedes-Benz and smart Automobile, the manufacturer of the Smart Fortwo vehicle. Evo is owned and operated by the B.C. Automobile Association (BCAA).

      In Vancouver car2go and Evo compete with a number of other car-sharing services, including Zipcar and Modo Coop, the latter of which was founded in Vancouver’s West End in 1997.