drees wrote:Get a car2go membership and use it to move cars if needed. Then call them up and tell them why you moved it and they swill refund your session.
Plus a Car2go membership has additional benefits even for just occasional use, like when you need to run some errands downtown, or when you travel to another city for meetings and don't really need a rental car parked at the hotel for your entire stay.But...
The problem is that most of these Car2go clusters are in very busy parking lots. First you park your car in a distant space, walk over to the unplugged Car2go, move it to another distant space, walk to your car, drive back to the charging station, and by then the space may well be gone. Or double park your car next to the space while moving the Car2go and hope that's enough to warn off other cars and hope you won't get hit or ticketed.
The worst thing is Car2go's ambiguous terms of service. You are prohibited from parking in "non-sanctioned off street parking" like supermarket parking lots. You can park there temporarily while continuing to pay rental but cannot end a session there. But what is a sanctioned lot, what is a non-sanctioned lot, and how can you tell the difference? I've asked Car2go this question many times and have never received an answer. So how about the non-charging space you found to move the non-charging Car2go into? If you got lucky and found one right next to the charging stations you're almost certainly good. What if it's three rows over at the end of the lane? Probably good. What if it's in an adjacent connected parking lot, say like at Balboa Park? Is that still part of the same sanctioned location? What if it's in a nearby parking lot not connected by an internal driveway but accessible only by the public street? Is 0.1 miles away still "sanctioned"? Is 1.0 miles? 1.1 miles? There's no way to know. So if you move a fully charged Car2go out of a charging space you could end up liable for many hours of rental.
PS, not being able to tell where I can park and where I cannot is also the main thing that keeps me from using Car2go's otherwise great service.