Evo, BCAA’s groundbreaking car sharing service, is a major part of our strategy to mitigate impact on the environment.
Research shows that each car share vehicle can take up to nine private cars off the road, reducing not only emissions but also the need for parking spaces and infrastructure.
With Evo Car Share and Evolve E-Bikes and E-Scooter Share, BCAA is helping to establish a new, alternative transportation system. This sets us up for a lighter carbon footprint in the future and positions us to offer the services that a new generation of Members want and need.
Evo is easy to use, better for the environment and a great alternative for those that don’t own a vehicle.Evo Member
Together, Evo and Evolve fill significant gaps between public transit, ride-share apps and private car ownership. As the world looks to new ways of getting around, we’re developing new ways of operating vehicle fleets.
The results are encouraging. We’re piloting fully electric vehicles in the Evo fleet alongside our hybrid vehicles, saving more than 560,000 litres of fuel in fiscal 2023 and winning a CAA Best Practices Award in the process.
On the operations side, we saved 4,378,870 litres of water through waterless car wash. We reuse parts from older or damaged vehicles to do as many in-field repairs as possible, reducing downtime and the need for vehicle tows. And a majority of Evolve’s fleet support operations are zero-emissions.
When our vehicles near the end of their service, they still help us reduce our environmental impact. 60% of the aluminum alloy and 80% of the steel used to make Evolve E-Bikes and E-Scooters is recyclable.
And BCAA is the only micromobility operator in BC registered as a steward of the Electronic Products Recycling Association, which means we report and remit the Electronic Handling Fee for Evolve devices. This covers the cost associated with proper recycling of our e-bikes, e-scooters and lithium-ion batteries.
Our Impact Report
We’ve committed to tracking our progress in three pillars – People, Planet and Prosperity. These measures tell us when we’re on track, when we’re doing better than expected and where we need to course-correct. Take a look at how we’re doing so far.