Daimler’s subsidiary car2go has expanded its electric car rental service to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to help those travelling between Amsterdam city and Schiphol.
The company has opened dedicated parking spots for car2go electric cars, which will allow the company’s members to use a flexible and environmentally friendly method of transport to get to or from Schiphol.
As part of its plan, the company has opened 16 parking spaces with eight charging stations in the public parking garage of the World Trade Center at Schiphol in Amsterdam.
The car rental company said that its car2go customers will now be able to collect or park an electric smart fortwo vehicle at the airport round the clock.
Users can find the new car2go hub within walking distance from the terminal. By identifying the license plates of the car2go cars, the gate opens automatically and allows drivers to enter or leave the parking facility easily.
Car2go CEO Olivier Reppert said: “For us, Amsterdam is a very important and future-oriented market. It is one of our three fully electric operated locations and we are very happy to see how more and more people in Amsterdam are convinced of our sustainable and flexible carsharing service.
“Car2go is determined to offer users the best and most comfortable experience. It is therefore only logical that we steadily expand our services.”
With the opening of the car2go parking hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the company’s customers can now start or end their rentals at airports in 13 cities across Europe.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Parking and Mobility Services senior manager Dieme Ketel said: “It is important for Schiphol to be easily accessible. We are always interested in new opportunities to further improve our ability to meet travellers’ wishes and needs, and in offering a wide range of services.”