The car-sharing service that was recently launched to make navigation easy and straightforward shuts down all North American operations.
Car2Go, which changed its name to became SHARE NOW earlier this year, is a service that allows you to “find, order, and unlock SHARE NOW cars in less than [two seconds].”
Unfortunately, we’re heading for February, and it is at least happening in Canada.
“The decision to close North America was based on two very complex realities,” the company said.
“The first is the shaky state of global mobility and the second is the growing sophistication of modern transportation infrastructure in North America, such as the rapidly growing competitive transportation environment, lack of infrastructure and high operating costs to support the new technology.
In addition to closing in North America, operations will cease in London, Brussels, and Florence.
“Share in the future in the remaining 18 European cities. We believe this market, with our shareholders, has the greatest potential for profitable growth and innovation in mobility,” they said.
Residents in two cities in Canada, Vancouver, and Montreal, who are currently providing service, are moving to social networks to express their disappointment.
“Car2Go, recently merged on ShareNow, is leaving Vancouver (and the North American market),” a Twitter user wrote.
“One of the best things about living in Vancouver is that only a few rows of buildings are almost a car you drive when you need it. Imagination.”
Another said that this message meant that Vancouver would have to enact horse-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft like never before.
Uber is now legal in Montreal, but residents are still sad to see “share.”
SHARE NO will officially leave the US market on February 29, 2020.