Canadian Rockies road trip (in an electric car!)

This summer we completed a Canadian Rockies road trip in an electric car. It was, without doubt, one of the best driving experiences of our lives! We saw some of the most incredible scenery British Columbia (BC) and Alberta (AB) have to offer, driving along scenic highways as well as mountain passes, stopping in at iconic towns and cities. In this article we share our route, some info about the car we used, some highlights of our trip, and some […]

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Zipcar leaving Vancouver

The latest news in the local car-sharing area of Vancouver is that Zipcar is leaving Vancouver and BC, following in the wake of Car2Go who left earlier in 2020. As of 01 May 2020 Zipcar ended its services in the city and province. Sad faces all round… well, kind of. Zipcar was never the best choice for car-sharing services in Vancouver itself, and it was thinly distributed across BC. It’s sad to see market choice reduce but it’s not a […]

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Modo review

Car sharing costs Vancouver (modo)

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of car sharing; it has great benefits, like reducing congestion and pollution in urban areas, decreasing parking requirements, and it’s far less hassle and probably lower cost than owning your own car (in Vancouver at least). One of my favourite car-sharing services to use is Modo, mainly because they have a wide selection of vehicles (including the fully electric Hyundai Kona) available in my area, affordable pricing, and are a social enterprise. This […]

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Vancouver car sharing comparison table

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Haven’t got the time to read our in-depth Guide to car sharing in Vancouver? No worries! We’ve summarised our findings in our ‘Vancouver car sharing comparison table’. You can quickly find out who the best car share company in Vancouver is. Scroll down and check it out.  Update March 2020: Car2Go are no longer operating in Vancouver so they’ve been removed from the table. Update May 2020: Zipcar are no longer operating in Vancouver so they’ve been removed from the […]

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Evo vs Car2Go. One-way car sharing Vancouver.

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Update March 2020: Car2Go are no longer operating in Vancouver. Most text for Evo is still relevant so I’ve left the article up as a reference guide for Evo still.  The big names in one-way car sharing in Vancouver are BCAA Evo Car Share and Car2Go. Aside from the look of the cars, it’s not really clear what the differences between the two companies are. So we’re going to take an in-depth look at both operations. Read on to find […]

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Hyundai Kona electric review Canada

Hyundai Kona electric review Canada The age of the electric car has arrived. You can now have it all! Sports car performance, instant torque, space for the family, and sufficient range for a day trip. Yes, the up-front cost may be higher, but the operating and lifetime costs are lower. And even if you can’t stump up the cash for a new electric vehicle (and most of us can’t), you may have other options that allow you to regularly drive […]

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Car sharing costs in Vancouver

Car sharing costs Vancouver (modo)

Vancouver is an awesome city that’s blessed with multiple car sharing services at competitive prices. Want to drive across town quickly and meet friends for lunch? Jump in an Evo; you can park it where you like. Need to pick up some furniture from Craigslist? Jump in a Modo; book a range of vehicles by the hour. Super convenient! However, how much does this convenience cost? The rates seem to be good value, but how does it really add up? […]

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Car2Go ending in North America

Car2Go ending in North America

Uh-oh, Car2Go is ending in North America! On the 18th of December Car2Go’s parent company Share Now issued a statement saying that they were exiting the North American market (as well as London, Brussels, and Florence) effective as of 29 February 2020. Car2Go had already entered and withdrawn from various US and Canadian cities. Most recently in October 2019 it retired from Austin, Denver, Portland, and Calgary. These were markets it had been in for the best part of a […]

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The complete guide to car sharing in Vancouver

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If you’re living in Vancouver, you’ve probably seen cars from car sharing companies Car2Go, Evo, Zipcar, and Modo. These operators offer a modern and convenient twist on classic car rental. Over 3000 such vehicles can be found in Vancouver. If you want to try one out, where should you start?  Well read this complete guide to car sharing in Vancouver!  Update March 2020: Car2Go are no longer operating in Vancouver. I’ve deleted most sections, but there may be some hangover […]

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Who is the cheapest car share in Vancouver? Car2Go vs Evo.

Update March 2020: Car2Go are no longer operating in Vancouver. But the pricing info for Evo is still good, so I’ve left the article up.  Want to know who the  cheapest car share in Vancouver is? Well it depends on what kind of car you need (2 seats / 5 seats), and how long you need it for. We have reviewed the pricing structure for Car2Go and Evo, and can tell you who is cheapest! Re-published in October 2019 but updated for […]

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