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#41 spanky123

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 09:10 AM

car ownership has never been easier. that’s the competition.


I think that if you live downtown in a large city then there is a good argument against car ownership from an economic standpoint. What is killing car sharing though is Uber/Lyft. For a hop around the City it is more convenient and less expensive than car sharing. I think that Zipcar and Car2Go just see the writing on the wall. 

#42 gstc84

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 10:28 AM

Living in a downtown condo, Modo remains way more affordable and desirable than car ownership for me. Just renting out my vacant parking space at my building is more than enough to offset the cost of my monthly Modo membership and driving time (4-5 hours every two weeks, on average). Not even getting into the amount I'm saving on gas, insurance, etc. I can only imagine the savings would be amplified in Vancouver, though I have no frame of reference for costs of using Uber/Lyft.


I've still been using Modo during the pandemic, I just bring a few disinfectant wipes with me and wipe down the car at the start and end of my booking.

#43 Jackerbie

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 11:49 AM

The "AirBNB of car sharing" has launched in BC. Turo received insurance from ICBC and member vehicles are now available across the province, including several in the Capital Region already. The service allows members to list their vehicles for rent while they are not being used, and markets itself as an alternative to vehicle rental agencies.


via https://dailyhive.co...hare-bc-launch 

via https://turo.com/ca/...ada/victoria-bc

#44 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 03:08 PM

seems reasonable.

the psychological barrier has always been in the mind of the person loaning a car.

so if they have got past that and are willing to loan seems fine. probably better than loaning your car to a random friend or workmate.

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 05:11 AM

What it offers is a smartphone application that gives members access to a shared fleet of low-emission hybrid vehicles. Members pay for the time they use the cars — 41 cents per minute, $14.99 per hour and $89.99 per day — and can pick up and drop off the cars anywhere as long as it is within what the company calls the 20-square kilometre downtown home zone.




Wharf said by contrast Evo Cars, which has operated for six years in Vancouver, has a local team that can relocate cars to optimum areas to suit demand, and knows how to keep them clean and running for a consistent experience.



“We keep our availability high,” he said.


To start, the company has delivered 80 Toyota Prius vehicles to the city and was starting to deploy them Thursday.


Wharf said the selling feature is that members never have to worry about gas, insurance and, in most cases, parking cost.



To sign up, members pay a $35 fee — though Wharf said no one should pay it as there are promo offers galore to waive that — and BCAA members can sign up for free.











dropping in 80 cars at once is a pretty strong start.  modo/vic carshare has been around for 15 or 20 years and i don't think they have that many cars.


EDIT:  maybe they have around 100:  https://modo.coop/car-map



the modo fee structure is quite different:  https://modo.coop/ho...ndividual-plans


as low as $4/hr but always with a km fee of 28-40 cents per km too.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 July 2021 - 05:21 AM.

#46 m3m

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 11:32 PM

I saw the cars everywhere today downtown

#47 Dexter

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 05:50 AM

So do they park in specific lots or are they taking up street parking?

#48 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 05:58 AM

they have prepaid for street meter and parkade parking. and residential zone parking access. the only place they have not paid to park in is 20 minute zones.

presumably they negotiated a bulk rate.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 August 2021 - 05:59 AM.

#49 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 May 2022 - 04:17 AM

Pandemic paves way for new B.C. car-share programs — including renting out your vehicle


The cost to rent a car in Canada skyrocketed by nearly 32% in 2021. A handful of start-ups are rising up to challenge an old business model — from Tesla-curious car shares to a new way for people to rent out their own vehicle.


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