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

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! Updated March 2019.

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Who is cheapest if you only need 2 seats?

  • Car2Go Smart ForTwo 2-seater is cheapest for trip lengths between:
    • 0:00 and 0:46 hrs using the per-min rate.
    • 0:30 and 1:45 hrs using the 1-hour package deal.
    • 2:15 and 4:00 hrs using the 3-hour package deal.
    • 3:15 and 7:45 hrs using the 6-hour package deal.
    • at least 4:30+ hrs using the 1-day package deal.
  • Evo is cheaper for trip lengths between:
    • 1:45 and 2:15 hrs.
    • If you don’t know your trip length and need the best price and flexible timing.

Cost of trip vs. Trip length, for Evo (5 seat) and Car2Go Smart ForTwo (2 seat).

evo vs car2go summary, cheapest car share in vancouver, 8h


Who is cheapest if you need more than 2 seats, or a roof rack?

  • Car2Go Mercedes 5-seater are cheapest for trip lengths between:
    • 4:25 and 6:45 hrs using the 6-hour package deal.
  • Otherwise Evo is cheaper for all other trip lengths.

Cost of trip vs. Trip length, for Evo (5 seat) and Car2Go Mercedes (5 seat).

evo vs car2go summary, 8h (mer)


Cheapest by package type

Cheapest car share in Vancouver using the per-minute rate

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C2G Smart car is cheaper up to 0:46, then Evo is cheaper. Evo is cheaper than C2G Mercedes for all trip lengths.

Cheapest car share in Vancouver using the per-hour rate

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C2G Smart car is cheaper for trips lasting 0:32 – 1:40. Outside of this, Evo is cheaper. Evo is cheaper than C2G Mercedes for all trip lengths.

Cheapest car share in Vancouver using the per-3-hour rate

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C2G Smart car is cheaper for trips lasting 2:15 – 4:00. Outside of this, Evo is cheaper. Evo is cheaper than C2G Mercedes for all trip lengths.

Cheapest car share in Vancouver using the per-6-hour rate

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C2G Smart car is cheaper for trips lasting 3:15 – 7:45. Outside of this, Evo is cheaper. Car2Go Mercedes is cheaper for trips lasting 4:25 – 6:45. Outside of this, Evo is cheaper.

Cheapest car share in Vancouver using the per-day rate

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C2G Smart car is cheaper for trips lasting 4:30+. Outside of this, Evo is cheaper. Evo is cheaper than C2G Mercedes for all trip lengths.

What you need to know:

  • Car2Go and Evo both charge a $1 fee per trip, for the first 200 trips in a year. Depending on how much you use car sharing, this can add up to $200 a year to you operating costs.
    • Car2Go state that this reduces your insurance waiver to $500 for the first 90 trips in a year. Your 91st trip will have a $0 insurance waiver. Woohoo.
    • Evo call their $1 an ‘access fee’ with no extra perks.
  • Car2Go has confirmed that the $0.32 special rate will remain as the normal per-min rate.
  • The rates are listed at the bottom of the page in a table.
  • The table below shows the rates used to calculate these graphs.

These graphs feature as part of the Evo vs Car2Go review where you can read more about Evo and Car2Go, and find out who is the best one-way car share company in Vancouver.

Want more information on car sharing about Vancouver? Check out our complete guide to car sharing in Vancouver.


CARS / RATES EVO
(5 seat)
C2G Smart ForTwo
(2 seat)
C2G Mercedes
(5 seat)
per min $0.41 $0.32 $0.45
per hour $14.99 $13.00 $17.00
per day $89.99 $69.00 $99.00
per 3h $35.00 $45.00
per 6h $49.00 $69.00

Car shares are rad for our communities, wallets, and the environment. I encourage you to join Evo AND Car2Go. They both have negligible recurring costs, meaning it’s worth having both in your back pocket. The sign-up fee can be avoided with a promo code, like so:

If you use the above codes, you will get some free minutes as well as avoiding the sign-up fee. I will also get a few free minutes too. I don’t get paid to write this stuff, I just enjoy spreading the love for car sharing! But any free minutes are appreciated. 

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2 Comments

  1. Would’ve loved to see the comparisons with the 10% discount applied for BCAA members to the Evo pricing.

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