Car-Sharing Companies to Expand in Seattle Following City Council Vote

January 26, 2015 7:24am
Photo courtesy of Car2Go.

Photo courtesy of Car2Go.

You’ve seen the small blue and white smart cars buzzing around Green Lake, and soon there will be hundreds more following a City Council vote this week.

The approved legislation will¬†allow as many as four companies to have up to 750 vehicles each, for a total of 3,000 share cars. This will allow newcomers to join the popular Car2Go Seattle service, including BMW’s DriveNow.

So what’s DriveNow?

A San Francisco-based car-sharing company that uses all-electric vehicles. According to the Seattle Times, the company plans to roll out 300 vehicles in Seattle (Car2Go currently has 500), including MINI Coopers, small BMW sedans and hatchbacks.

Read more from our friends at the Seattle Times, Q13 Fox and Geekwire.

Greenlakers, do you use car-sharing programs? Will you use DriveNow?