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car2go car sharing scheme hits 2-million member milestone

The world's largest one-way carsharing service - car2go - has signed up its two-millionth member.

In total, there are 800,000 members in North America, more than 1.1 million across Europe and 100,000 in Chongqing since car2go launched its first Chinese location in April, 2016.

Every 1.5 seconds, a car2go member takes a trip in one of the service's 14,000 vehicles serving car2go members in nine countries on three continents.

"car2go has a unique growth story," said Olivier Reppert, Global CEO of car2go. "car2go was first to market with one-way free-floating carsharing in 2009, and since then we have been able to captivate more people in more cities. We are planning for consistent growth."

Globally, car2go has enjoyed 43-percent year-over-year growth,  underscoring the huge potential of the global carsharing market which, according to an August, 2016 report by Frost & Sullivan, is expected to increase from 7.9 million people in 2015 to over 36 million people by 2025.