Drive one way, by the minute, with new car-rental service

Unlike services such as Zipcar or Vancouver’s Modo – The Car Co-op, which offer rentals by the hour after which cars must be returned to their pickup location, car2go lets users take one-way trips. For example in Austin, cars can be reserved ahead of time or picked up on the spot and dropped off somewhere else, as long as its within the program’s operating area. Car2go is seen by some in the industry more as an alternative to taxis or bike-sharing programs than to traditional car sharing.