BCAA’s Evo Car Share has announced that they’re adding 250 cars to their fleet this spring with the potential for further expansion.
No doubt this news is a result of popular car-sharing service Share Now, formerly known as Car2Go, shutting down across North America.
The joint venture between Daimler and BMW recently announced that the last date you will be able to use a Share Now car in Vancouver will be February 29, 2020.
“Evo is a local company dedicated to this region and we’re here to stay,” says Tai Silvey, VP Evo Car Share. As Evo looks ahead and becomes the only one-way car share in the area from the end of February, Silvey says, “Evo is stepping up – we’re investing significantly and doing everything possible to get more Evos on the road and keep expanding to meet growing demand.”
The 250 new hybrid cars will arrive in April and take its fleet to 1,750. Technology and systems enhancements to help more people book smoothly during peak times is coming in the weeks ahead.
Silvey aims to expand Evo’s fleet again this summer and confirms he’s discussing policy adjustments with the City of Vancouver to support continued expansion.
Evo’s current 1,500 Toyota Prius Hybrids typically complete over 10,000 trips per a day. Evo’s total fleet has replaced approximately 13,500 privately owned vehicles helping to drive a reduction in vehicle kilometers travelled by over 19,000 kms per vehicle annually.