Simply. Always. Everywhere.
Simply. Always. Everywhere
car2go gets Austin going
car2go gets Austin going: The Capital city is overflowing with creativity and thrilling dynamism. car2go is everywhere: from the lake to campus, from South Congress to Far West with 300 vehicles, which are always ready to go. For as long and as often as you want. No fixed rental stations, but plenty of benefits for your budget and the environment. Are you ready to get going in Austin again?
All about car2go
car2go is always on the move. But we do have a shop in Austin with a fixed address. You can meet us personally, and our team will give you all the information you need and help you sign up. It’s well worth a visit: our team is always ready to help.
1717 West 6th St, Suite 425
Austin, TX 78703
- M – F: 8:30-5:30
Reserved exclusively for your car2go.
Parking made easy
Parking in a car2go is simple, but it's important to know where you can and can't park. In Austin, we cover the fees for parking and stopovers in public metered spaces. What’s more, you’ll find plenty of designated parking within the car2go home area. You can park at these parkspots free of charge. For more information see ending a trip and Stopovers.
Before leaving your car, you must observe all parking signage and abide by the Parking Rules and FAQ .
You’re never far from a car2go. And to make sure that goes for everybody else too, there is a simple rule: When you finish your trip in the car2go, simply park it inside the home area; in any metered or non-restricted space – free of charge in Austin – or at one of the parkspots reserved exclusively for car2go. You can of course drive and make stopovers outside the home area: the boundary is marked in blue on the map on the top of this page.
New Home Area will take effect on Monday, August 17 and can be viewed here.
Airport shuttle parking at The Parking Spot
Clear for departure?
car2go Austin is excited to partner with The Parking Spot to offer Airport shuttle parking to and from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Beginning April 11th, eight designated car2go parking spaces will be available for trips to and from the airport. Note: a $7.50 charge EACH WAY will be billed to your account for trips to and from The Parking Spot.
car2go Electric Drive
Plug-in, drive off
car2go is good for the environment
car2go now has electric drive smart fortwos in the network! Thanks to the electric engine you can cruise through the streets practically noiselessly and with zero-emission. These particular vehicles do not emit any CO2, Carbon Monoxide, soot, particulate matter or other pollutants.
Some important things to note while operating an electric drive car2go:
- The electric drive car2gos have a range of about 84 miles on a full charge.
- If the charge is has fallen below 20% during your rental you are required to plug the vehicle into a charging station to end the trip.
- When starting an electric drive you may not be able to tell that the car is actually on because they are so quiet. To start the car, put the key in the ignition, turn it and make sure the performance indicator lights up (where the fuel gauge is on the combustion models). If you can put the car in drive you are good to go.
If the battery performance display in your car2go electric drive sinks below 20% (shown on the round instrument on the left), you must end your trip at a charging station. Select the nearest one on the on the touch screen navigation and follow the directions.
Charge me up!
Electricity to go
If you’re driving a car2go electric drive for a long distance you might have to charge it up with electricity yourself. Here’s how: use the navigation on the touch screen to find the nearest charging station. The charging card is just above the touch screen. You can use it to activate the charging station, then, follow the instructions on the touch screen to connect the vehicle to the charging station.