Meet your new favorite ride
Introducing the next-gen smart car
Not just a new car, but an entirely new feel
It's time to upgrade - keep all the features you love (maneuverability, dime-sized turning radius and ability to squeeze into those tight parking spots) and get a better, smoother, more comfortable ride.
Even better tech
Do it all on one device, from the palm of your hand. These cars come equipped with the latest car2go technology that delivers an instant and seamless experience at every step - from locating a vehicle to starting or ending a trip - entirely in the app.
Get in and get going even faster with new car2go technology that's quick and seamless
More powerful motor and enhanced transmission for the smoothest car2go ride ever
Rock out to your own music: all next-gen vehicles have Bluetooth access
A wider vehicle with a roomier interior and additional trunk space
Cutting-edge safety features include a rigid Tridion shell made of ultra-high strength steel, crosswind assist, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability, and airbags for drivers and passengers
There are a few differences between the next-gen (453) and our 451 fleet. For a list of how-tos regarding common questions like headlights, ending rentals, bluetooth and more, see below.
Try it for yourself:
Find the next-gen smart cars on the street or in your app. In the app, you can either pull up the list view and look for an orange smartphone icon, or click the filter button (looks like two sliders) to select.
Starting a trip
These next-gen vehicles use your smartphone from start to finish. When you’ve arrived at your vehicle:
1. Select the vehicle you want in the app and press Start Rental
2. Enter your 4-digit car2go PIN
3. Enter the 3-digit Access Code located on the windshield display
Then the vehicle will unlock. Voila!
Heads up: they key is located to the left of the steering wheel and the ignition is on the right side of the steering column.
Ending a trip
The new cars have a slightly modified end rental process. Once you’ve reached your destination:
1. Return the key to its holder, key chain tag first.
2. Grab your stuff, exit the car, and close the doors.
3. Then, you can end the trip on the app OR wait for the auto-end countdown to commence on the outside display.
You’ll receive a pop-up alerting you that your rental was ended successfully. See ya later!
Features and how-to
How to open the trunk, use the Bluetooth and set up navigation.
Unlock the car (on the fob or inside), press the center button on the glass door in the back and lift up.
Then pull the handle on the top of the bottom gate. Open sesame!
Now you can sing along to that Sia song you’ve got on auto-repeat in your phone.
All you have to do is select "Phone" > "Yes" > [Your Phone] > "Pair"
Not to worry: as soon as you end your trip and your phone unpairs, all information from your phone (like contacts) will disappear from the car
Direct yourself to the nearest coffee shop or cupcake shop in minutes with upgraded navigation.
1: Select Navigation > select No route planned, then Yes to plan a route
2: Select country and state/province, then select address
3: Type in city and zip/postal code, then street address and number
Click "select" and you'll be on your way. Now you've earned that cupcake.
Features and how-to
How to adjust the seats, headlights and mirrors.
There are now two levers on the side of the seat – to adjust the backrest turn the handwheel on the top lever, and to adjust the seat’s height pull up or push down on the bottom lever. To move back or forth, simply lift the handle below the seat.
Double check for the headlight icons on the next-gen cars when starting a new trip. Your dash may glow, but that doesn’t mean your lights are on. Make sure to twist the knob all the way counterclockwise before driving at night!
1. Turn the knob on the driver’s side door to the leftmost or rightmost filled in circle depending on which mirror you wish to adjust
2. The knob can then be moved to the left or right as well as up or down. Doing so will move the mirror in the same direction.