Evo Car Share marks one year in Victoria – expands fleet and grows home zone
Victoria B.C., August 30, 2022 - As Evo Car Share marks its first anniversary in Victoria, more Victorians than ever are discovering the convenience and environmental benefits of mobility without the commitment and expense of car ownership.
To grow with demand, Evo is adding 45 new hybrid cars to bring its total Victoria fleet up to 125. It’s also expanding the Victoria home zone to connect Camosun and University of Victoria campuses by way of the Shelbourne Corridor, just in time for back to school.
Evo Car Share Director Amitis Khorsandi says Victorians have been quick to embrace the relatively new concept of free-floating car share. “The idea of booking a hybrid car on an app, picking it up and dropping it off anywhere in a home zone was really new in Victoria.” She adds that it’s exciting to see how locals have jumped on board to give Evo a try and understand how it works, quickly appreciating the flexibility and convenience, not to mention the benefits of having gas, parking and insurance included – especially with the rising costs of vehicle ownership.
Today, the popularity of Evo in Victoria is steadily increasing with thousands of active Members. According to a poll of Victoria Evo users, 65% don’t own or lease their own car, making Evo their only vehicle, and 60% find Evo more convenient than renting a car. The most popular use of Evo in Victoria is grocery shopping, followed by nights out, commuting and for last-minute trips, especially during poor weather.
“We love that Victorians are discovering that there are sustainable ways to get where they need to go and do what they like to do without needing to own a car.” Khorsandi says. “We’re excited to expand our service so that even more people can join us. The more Members we have, the more we can continue to grow. We can’t wait to see what our second year brings,” Khorsandi says.