Car2Go to shut down operations in Calgary

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – Car2Go has announced it is ending operations in Calgary effective Oct. 31.On it’s website, the company says despite its best efforts it underestimated the resources and investment necessary to make the business successful.It’s with a heavy heart that we must share that our last day of car2go service in Calgary will be October 31, 2019. Thank you to every Calgarian who supported us over the years and we regret any inconvenience caused when service ends October 31.— car2go Calgary joins SHARE NOW (@car2goCalgary) September 27, 2019FULL STATEMENTThe company said it’s leaving the cities of Austin, Denver and Portland the same day and Chicago on December 31.“The transportation market is highly volatile, especially in North America,” the statement reads. “We are certainly not the only transportation player – from traditional automakers to ride-hail giants to micro-mobility disruptors – who have had to face this reality and adjust course. Ultimately, we know that in order to ensure the future of our business in North America, we have to think differently about where and how we operate.”Councillor Evan Woolley said he uses Car2Go on a daily basis and was shocked by the news.“This is a significant mobility option for many, many thousands of my constituents. We’re interested to know more.”Woolley said he has already contacted the city’s transportation department and will look to see if there are other companies who can fill the void.I’ve spoken with senior transportation staff and car2go. We’re working on a solution to keep this important mobility option in Calgary.— Evan Woolley (@EWoolleyWard8) September 27, 2019last_img read more