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.
|Company||New local child company of BCAA. Founded 2015 in BC.||Reputable company from the U.S. Founded 2000. Operates 12,000 vehicles in 1,100 locations.||Homegrown BC co-op. Founded 1997. Merged local car share clubs.|
|Service type||One-way ||Two-way ||Two-way
|Fleet||1,500 cars. Toyota Prius C Hybrid. (5 seats). Roofrack for 2 bikes / skis / snowboards.||200 vehicles. Large range including hatchback, SUV, minivan, vans.||600 vehicles. Large range. ‘Daily Drives’, ‘Large and Loadable’, and ‘Oversized and Premium’.|
|Electric vehicles?||No||No||Yes! Check our review of the Kona EV here|
|Use limits||Canada||Canada and U.S.||Canada and U.S.|
|Included km per trip||Unlimited km||200 km per day||0 km
250km 'day tripper'
|Fee for excess km / time||-||$0.30 per km||$0.40 for first 25km, $0.28/km after.|
|Drop at airport||Yes, no fee.||If you begun trip there.||If you begun trip there.|
|Driver eligibility||18 yr, 2 yrs experience, accepts learners, no more than 2 violations or 6 points in last 2 yr.||18-21 yr, depending on college status, will review driving record||16 yr, 2 yr history, learners accepted conditionally, 0 at-fault accidents no more than 2 violations in past 2 yr.|
|Booking||Via app / website, 30 mins to pick up car. No charge for cancellation.||Reserve in advance, via app / website. Free cancellation with 3 / 24 hours notice, depends on reservation length.||Reserve in advance, via app / website. Free cancellation with 12 hours notice. 50% charge inside 12 hours. Refund unused time at 50%. Open return $3.|
|One-off costs||$30 sign-up fee (avoid with promo code)||$25 sign-up||$10 registration / $500 share purchase option|
|Recurring costs||$2 annual.||$0 - $70 annual,|
$0 / $7 / $50 - $250 monthly membership
|$1 annual, $0 / $6 monthly membership|
|Rate per min||$0.41||-||-|
|Rate per hour||$15||$8 - $10||$4-$8|
|Rate per day||$90||$76 - $80||$52 - $65
$90 - $125 day tripper
|Other rates||-||-||Additional premium for premium or larger vehicles, $2-5/hr and $26-65/day.|
|Access fee||$1 (first 200 trips / yr)||-||$1.50 (innovation fee)|
|Insurance deductible||$1,000||$1,000 / $0|
(reduced with $9/month or $79 annual fee)
|$1,000 / $0
(reduced by $50 annual payment)
|Fuel surcharge||-||-||May apply when average monthly fuel cost is above $1.60/litre|
|Best for||Short trips around town, long distance trips. Great all-round vehicle.||Hourly hire, in different locations around world as well as Vancouver.||Hourly or daily hire, long hrs & low km. Can take into the US.|
Summary of the table
Evo is great for one-way short hops around town, if you need bike/ski or racks, or are going to be doing some serious kms. But if you need the most competitive hourly rate, a larger choice of vehicles through the year (cars, trucks, vans, electric cars), then pick a Modo. Modo has some incredibly low hourly rates ($4-6) in the evenings, and daily rates ($48+) that include fuel. If you’re going to be using a car share very infrequently and in other locations as well as Vancouver, you may want to give Zipcar a look.
If you want to try the fully electric Hyundai Kona EV, sign up with Modo, and read our Hyundai Kona electric review (canada) here!
Get a promo code and sign-up to a car sharing service
Car sharing in urban areas can deliver the perks of car ownership without the cost and stress. It is a complimentary service to public transport that has a lot of benefits. Click here to read more about the advantages of car sharing in Vancouver and other places.
Feel like signing up to one of the car sharing services in Vancouver! You can avoid the sign-up fee and get some free driving minutes with my promo codes. I will get a small bonus of some driving minutes too if you chose to use these, but it’s at no cost to you.
- Evo promo code – ‘C000137778’, get to EVO here.
- Zipcar promo code – ‘https://refer.zipcar.com /s/luke34’, get to Zipcar here.
- Modo referral code REF28KSS0GB Get to Modo here.
Everything on this page was reviewed at the time of writing, however you should check the car sharing companies’ websites out for full details. The offers and packages may change before I can update this page!
Have we missed something out? Got a question? Let us know your comments and thoughts about our Vancouver car sharing comparison table.