Car sharing parking spots in Vancouver (Evo, Car2Go, Modo)

Car sharing parking spots in Vancouver (Evo, Car2Go, Modo)

Vancouver itself is great for car-sharing for many reasons, including its population density and relative availability of parking relative to other major cities. However, it can still be tricky to find a place to park, especially downtown. The dedicated car sharing parking spots in Vancouver are limited, the multi-storey car parks are often underground and hard to locate, and you can’t leave a car on the street as there are expensive parking meters everywhere… But, Vancouver council have taken action, […]

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Evo car share promo code

BCAA Evo are arguably the top dog for one-way car sharing in Vancouver. In this post we’re going to briefly review why they’re worth signing up to, and give you an Evo car share promo code. Then you can dodge the registration fee and get some free minutes too! An overview of BCAA Evo Evo car share is a Vancouver operation, founded in 2015. They’ve grown to a a large fleet of over 1250 Toyota Prius C hybrid cars, which […]

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Uber alternative Vancouver

uber alternative vancouver

Looking for a ride about town? Where’s the nearest Uber or Lyft? Ride hailing services have seen huge growth in the past few years because they’re convenient and affordable. You’ll find them in many cities around the world, but not Vancouver. For various reasons, Vancouver hasn’t welcomed ride hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft. Local news says their arrival will happen, but until it does, what can we do. Is there an Uber alternative for Vancouver?  This article has […]

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Modo promo code

vancouver car share modo

Modo are a BC born and bred car sharing company founded in 1997. They have slowly grown since then to merge with various other car sharing groups that were found on Vancouver Island and in Okanagan. The company is a co-operative and states, “Our intent is to earn just enough to cover our costs and continue to invest in being the best and most purposeful car share operator in BC”. If you want the Modo promo code, skip to the bottom, […]

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Car sharing – North Vancouver

car sharing north vancouver

Vancouver is supplied with some of the best car sharing services in the world. The fleets of vehicles found in Vancouver are some of the largest in any cities. Overall, there are approximately 3,000 vehicles in total across the 4 main competitors Evo, Car2Go, Modo and Zipcar. However the service is concentrated on the lower mainland. What about car sharing in North Vancouver? Companies Of the 4 main car sharing companies in Vancouver, only Zipcar does not cover North Vancouver. […]

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Car2Go free minutes

Car2Go is one of two main competitors providing one-way car sharing services in Vancouver. Car2Go are big and experienced, and have *driven* the one-way car sharing market. In this post we’re going to review why it’s worth signing up with Car2Go and how you get some Car2Go free minutes. An overview of Car2Go Car2Go are an internationally renown company, with car sharing operations in 25 locations and 3,500,000 members globally.  They have around 14,000 vehicles in their global fleet, with […]

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Zipcar vs Car2Go

Zipcar and Car2Go are car-sharing companies with international operations. They both have fleets of 10,000+ vehicles, and 10+ year histories. However, although it seems like a valid comparison on the surface, Zipcar vs Car2Go is actually like comparing apples and oranges. You shouldn’t, as they’re different things. Zipcar vs Car2Go – General service Zipcar and Car2Go are designed to be used in different ways. Zipcar is a decentralised car rental service, where you can reserve a car in advance and […]

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Vancouver public transport vs cycling vs car sharing

Transportation in Vancouver seems quite good to me. There are regular buses, skytrain, and metro services, well developed cycling lanes (and it’s not too hilly), and multiple competitive car sharing services. I can switch modes depending on my journey length, the weather, or my journey’s urgency. Also, some of the public transport is relatively green – Vancouver is one of the only places I’ve lived with electric trolley buses, and a relatively green supply of electricity to power them. I […]

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The benefits of car sharing

Many of us previously took great pride in owning and running a car. And for some vehicle ownership remains a necessity, due to home location or work. But an increasing section of the urban population sees car ownership as a burden to be outsourced. Car sharing companies have answered the call, enabled by shifts in technology and attitudes. But is their growth good news? Read on to discover the benefits of car sharing (and some issues too!). Car ownership is […]

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