Evo Car Share has announced that it will add 250 more cars to Vancouver roads this spring with the potential for further expansion.
Set to arrive in April, the new cars will increase the company's 100 per cent hybrid fleet of Evos to 1,750. Further, the company said technology and system enhancements to help more people book smoothly during peak times are coming in the weeks ahead.
"Evo is a local company dedicated to this region and we're here to stay," said Tai Silvey, vice-president Evo Car Share.
"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."
Silvey plans to expand Evo's fleet again this summer and confirms he's discussing policy adjustments with the City of Vancouver to support continued expansion.
The news comes after Share Now, the company formerly known as Car2go, announced thatit would be shutting down service in North America. A major player in the global car sharing service, the company stated that it would exit the North American market and cease operations in London, Brussels and Florence, effective Feb. 29. As a result, Vancouver will lose one of its biggest car-sharing services.
Since launching almost five years ago, 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," the company said in a press release.
Evo members can use the service and pick up or drop off anywhere in the Evo home zone covering areas around Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and satellites serving UBC, Cap U, SFU and Grouse Mountain.