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.