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#61 spanky123

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:22 AM

Oh ya, she told me she was seriously considering it when I was over at her place last month.

 

So Helps opines on her desire to save the environment by giving up her car for Modo, yet she has no issues with the greenhouse emissions associated with taking 50 people to China or promoting a country with an abysmal environmental record.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:23 AM

So are you like her new cheerleader squad? Seems like Victoria Bc today page is posting positive stories about her worshipfulness

 

Helps promised him the chief of staff role when she runs for Federal office :-). 


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:26 AM

So Helps opines on her desire to save the environment by giving up her car for Modo, yet she has no issues with the greenhouse emissions associated with taking 50 people to China or promoting a country with an abysmal environmental record.

 

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#64 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:58 AM

 
Victoria hotel launches car share initiative - Saanich News
Hotel guests can use all-electric vehicle during their stay for $20 per night
 
Long overdue.  It goes towards my idea of getting people to explore more and stay one or two more nights.

 

 
 

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#65 shoeflack

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:13 PM

Wait a second...where's the other half of this car?

 

I suppose a one-seat vehicle like this could appeal to single business travelers?

 

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:16 PM

^ Yup, it's design by BC's Electra Meccanica. Here's a write-up on Huff Post, which has photos from other angles: https://www.huffingt...n_11980210.html



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

Car2Go to shut down in Toronto, blaming new city rules

 

 

Car2Go, the prominent car-sharing company that claims 80,000 users in Toronto, will stop operations in the city on May 31, it announced Thursday in a release.

 

 

The company blames city hall, saying a new free-floating car-sharing pilot program passed by council in April after months of debate is overly restrictive and renders its service "inoperable." Specifically, it called the parking permit fees of about $1,500 per vehicle "unprecedented."

 

 

Car2Go wanted users to be able to park its 350 shared vehicles — Car2Go is well-known for its fleet of blue-and-white Smart cars and some Mercedes Benz vehicles — in residential areas.

When it launched, Car2Go vehicles parked in the city's Green P lots. However, the company then instructed its customers to park in any legal space, including in residential areas. That angered some Torontonians — especially those living in neighbourhoods where on-street parking is already scarce — as well as a number of city councillors.

Car2Go says council's new rules would put nearly 10,000 parking spaces off-limits for its customers.

 

 

In 2017, the company was ticketed for 42,595 infractions, which amounts to more than $1 million in fines. 

 

 

A lot to wade through here.  Some residents did not like the idea of these ownerless cars littering the streets.  Like green bikes I guess.  

 

Those fines amount to like $2,500 per car in one year.  


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:40 PM

Isn't the point of having these Car2Go cars around so that fewer people need to own cars thereby freeing up space?  Odd how it didn't work out like that...


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#69 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:53 PM

80,000 users for 350 cars though.  That sounds like a reduction in individual ownership.

 

Vancouver has 3,000 Car2Go cars.


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#70 lanforod

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 07:22 PM

80,000 users for 350 cars though.  That sounds like a reduction in individual ownership.

 

Vancouver has 3,000 Car2Go cars.

Actually, it sounds like not near enough cars for the user base.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 07:36 AM

80,000 users for 350 cars though.  That sounds like a reduction in individual ownership.

 

Vancouver has 3,000 Car2Go cars.

 

Vancouver has 3,000 total carshare vehicles on the road, which includes Car2Go, ZipCar, Modo, and Evo.

 

Car2Go's data published in December has Vancouver with 1,100 vehicles for 151,000 members, Toronto with 430 vehicles for 69,000 members https://www.car2go.c...eet-english.pdf



#72 Freedom57

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:25 AM

Modo Carshare has a permanent reserved spot now on the corner outside my home.  The sidewalk was painted accordingly and the car is sitting there awaiting rental.    When did the city start allowing this in our neighborhoods?   I sure hope the City of Victoria is getting a lot of "rent" from these spots.  Perhaps these cars will replace those green bicycles that seem to be piling up on the streets.


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#73 Mike K.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 06:11 AM

I saw one appear in Vic West recently a few steps from Spinnakers.


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 06:50 AM

They're fairly common in the city now. At least a few are based within a few blocks of home for me. Started the signup process last week, finished just yesterday; may be trying it out this weekend.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 06:55 AM

I had to email Modo the other day.  I was following one of their cars with a *very* flat rear tire.  Who is responsible when a Modo member books their car, picks it up and finds (or doesn't see) that it's unsafe?


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#76 grantpalin

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:41 AM

A member collecting a rental is supposed to do a visual inspection before using it, and report any issues via the mobile app. In general I understand that they self-insure their vehicles, ie it's included in the cost.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:51 AM

They're fairly common in the city now. At least a few are based within a few blocks of home for me. Started the signup process last week, finished just yesterday; may be trying it out this weekend.

 

I know a few people who are members. They like the service and there are usually cars of different types available when they need them. Only concern was that if you are travelling a moderate distance (ie up island) it can get pretty expensive. 



#78 Ismo07

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:08 AM

I know a few people who are members. They like the service and there are usually cars of different types available when they need them. Only concern was that if you are travelling a moderate distance (ie up island) it can get pretty expensive. 

 

I've been looking at this option for some time now.  With kids in sports I'm still wavering but I can see inside 2 or 3 years I might make this leap and get rid of my car in favour of this model.  I think it will save a lot of money as I do not drive much.  Obviously I would need to plan a little further in advance.  I think any sort of travel for a distance would likely be cheaper to rent a vehicle.  Most people that I speak to who are members are couples who now have 1 vehicle and the modo is used as a secondary, which may be the most favourable model.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:23 AM

A member collecting a rental is supposed to do a visual inspection before using it, and report any issues via the mobile app. In general I understand that they self-insure their vehicles, ie it's included in the cost.

 

Members are responsible for the first $1,000 in damages (including tires), $2,500 if you have been in a previous accident. You can buy extra coverage for $50 a year which drops the deductible to $0 for the first accident.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:12 AM

I know a few people who are members. They like the service and there are usually cars of different types available when they need them. Only concern was that if you are travelling a moderate distance (ie up island) it can get pretty expensive. 

From playing around with the trip calculator, it looks like time is more a factor than distance for the rental cost. Been thinking to book a Modo ride to go over to one of the Gulf Islands, maybe Mayne, for a day trip or up to two nights. In this scenario it would help to use one of the vehicles based in Sidney or at the Swartz Bay terminal to reduce both time and distance, but still a 2.5 day booking starts approaching $200 for the Modo rental.



 



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