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HOURCAR in the Strib

Altenhoff isn’t a car owner, or a car thief. He’s quietly taking part in a Twin Cities revolution that is sneaking up on an impressive milestone.

Begun five years ago … Hourcar ( provides hourly access to a fleet of cars that are way cleaner than mine. The nonprofit, run by the St. Paul-based Neighborhood Energy Connection, is closing in on its 1,000th member. That may pale compared with car-sharing hot spots such as San Francisco and Chicago, but it’s impressive considering how much we Minnesotans love our cars.

See the whole article on the Star Tribune’s website