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smart introducing new mobility service in Europe: “smart ready to rent”

Following “smart ready to park+” and “smart ready to drop”, “smart ready to rent” is the next mobility service from Daimler’s smart brand intended to make urban life easier and meet the mobility requirements of town-dwellers. With “smart ready to rent”, the full smart model range—and next year also the new smart electric drive models—can be flexibly rented from dealers. The new rental scheme starts from early December in several German and French cities.

The new scheme closes the gap between the short-term rental car2go and longer-term leasing. Flexibility is the key: This applies to both the rental period—from one day to three months—and the model range. All the smart models are available with “smart ready to rent”: smart fortwo, smart fortwo convertible, smart forfour, smart BRABUS and, from mid-2017, the new smart electric drive models.

Unlike with conventional car rental schemes, a specific model rather than a general vehicle category is rented, which means that customers really can obtain the smart of their choice in as-new condition with high-quality appointments.

“smart ready to rent” starts in early December with exclusive smart dealers and smart partners in the German cities of Münster, Osnabrück, Essen, Bochum and Recklinghausen and in selected cities in France. The scheme will be gradually extended to further cities.

Vehicles can be reserved via an online booking platform or directly with the dealer. The vehicles are collected and returned directly at the dealership. Apart from liability insurance, the rental includes a fully comprehensive insurance scheme; details can be obtained from the dealer.



a; So what - I don't see what the big deal is.
b: How much does it cost?
c: have you seen how low the prices are on car trawler and similar websites?
d: A service that dropped a car off near where you lived would be better (it could be a costed option).
- JM

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