Move over Uber, Lyft and petty cab dudes, Cruise Carts is a new player here in Charlotte. What does Cruise Carts do that Uber, Lyft and petty cabs don’t? Well, how about what Cruise Carts doesn’t do? Charge for rides!
Not only is Cruise Carts a FREE ride service but it is also green. The vehicles that Cruise Carts uses are eco-frinedly, advertiser-driven golf carts that will shuttle you around town safely. Cruise Carts will be found frequenting high traffic entertainment spots as well as historic districts throughout Uptown and the surrounding neighborhoods. Did we mention that the rides are free! There is never a fare for the rides and the drivers operate on tips alone.
“I wanted to provide an experience for both my advertisers and my riders,” said owner Dustin Adams on why he created Cruise Carts. “We take advertising to the next level by giving something back to consumers. As a society, we are so over stimulated with media, so for a brand to be able to provide a talkable experience with their audience is something invaluable.”
If you’re looking to ride in a Cruise Cart you’ll find them in the streets of NoDa, Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth, South End and Uptown from Wednesday – Sunday. All you need to do is flag one down and get ready for a free, eco-friendly and safe ride to or from home.
“The goal of Cruise Carts is two fold,” said Alana Allen, Marketing Manager. “To provide advertisers a medium to get their name out in a non traditional way and to give Charlotteans a free ride.”
Cruise Carts will be celebrating their official launch here in Charlotte with a launch event scheduled for Thursday, April 16th from 6pm – 8pm at VBGB Beer Hall & Garden located at 920 Hamilton St at the NC Music Factory. The launch event is open to business owners, media members and the general public so be sure to stop by to celebrate what is sure to be an awesome new option for transportation here in Charlotte.