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June 12, 2014

HOURCAR, the Twin Cities’ local car sharing program, announces the coming completion of a significant fleet expansion. The expansion, begun in June 2013, increases the number of vehicles in HOURCAR’s fleet to 73 and significantly expands the number of neighborhoods served.

March 7, 2013

HOURCAR announced a major expansion today. The Twin Cities homegrown car-sharing operator will increase its fleet to at least 70 vehicles over the next 18 months, extending service to as many as 3,500 users in diverse Minneapolis and Saint Paul neighborhoods. Funds for the expansion were provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative.

HOURCAR, a nonprofit business that was founded in 2005, currently serves 1,900 car-sharing members in the Twin Cities. Its members have access to 39 late-model, fuel-efficient vehicles for personal use.

January 28, 2013

Blog Post by: Eric Roper

If car sharing vehicles are allowed to park on city streets, will more people use them?

That's one question behind a proposal that will be discussed tomorrow at the City Council's transportation and public works committee. City officials are mulling whether a partnership with a car sharing company could help expand the service to more areas of the city.

November 13, 2012

HOURCAR and the Neighborhood Energy Connection were honored to receive the Governor’s Certificate of Recognition last week for “outstanding contributions to improve air quality in Minnesota through early deployment of electric vehicles and plug-in infrastructure” from the Drive Electric Minnesota Coalition.

September 22, 2012

HOURCAR’s newest hub opened today on the corner of Oak Grove Street and Spruce Place, in the parking lot at 116 Oak Grove Street in Minneapolis. The home of HOURCAR #38, an orange Honda Fit, this hub is a block south of West 15th Street in the Loring Park neighborhood.

August 16, 2012

HOURCAR members can help the program grow, which means more cars, more sharing and more saving for everyone! If a new HOURCAR member mentions you on his or her application, the new member gets half off his or her application fee for a standard individual account (a $25 value) and you get a $25 account credit. This offer does not apply to members joining our Student rate plan or to drivers joining existing accounts. Encourage everyone you know to join and reap the benefits!

Thanks for sharing the car-sharing love!

August 9, 2012

HOURCAR’s newest location opens today at the Midtown Exchange in Minneapolis. The Midtown Exchange HOURCAR hub is located in the parking ramp near the intersection of Lake Street and 10th Avenue South, across 10th Avenue from the Midtown Global Market. This hub is home to a red Honda Fit and its launch brings the number of vehicles in the HOURCAR fleet to 37.

July 30, 2012

HOURCAR’s daily rates make it possible for members to use some of our cars for longer trips (up to three days). We keep most cars limited to hourly rate usage to ensure that cars are available for shorter trips, but we know that sometimes you need a car all day in the city and sometimes it’s nice to get out of town!

Daily rates cover any 24-hour period and include 100 miles per day. When you reserve cars to which daily rates apply, you are automatically charged the per hour and per mile rates or the daily rate, whichever is less expensive.

July 30, 2012

The Kick Gas! exhibit returns to the Great Minnesota Get-Together as part of the Fair’s Eco-Experience building.

July 30, 2012

Seward Co-op, an HOURCAR hub sponsor and host, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year with a BIG PARTY. HOURCAR will be there to help Seward celebrate! We're looking forward to great music, scrumptious eats and locally-brewed libations. Please come enjoy the party and stop by our booth to say 'hello.'

We'd love to have you join us at our booth for a couple hours during the party to tell party-goers about your experiences as an HOURCAR member. If you're interested, drop a line to info@HOURCAR.org.