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HOURCAR News

July 1, 2015

We rolled out brand new rate plans in June, ushering in an exciting start to summer for our members! A new annual fee option will save members up to $125 per year, and the addition of 100 free miles per reservation means no more keeping one eye on the odometer.

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.

April 24, 2012

HOURCAR is pleased to announce the addition of a new hub location today in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis. The new plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius at this hub is the 36th vehicle in HOURCAR’s fleet and brings HOURCAR to a new neighborhood in the Twin Cities

HOURCAR’s new Linden Hills location launches with the sponsorship of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) and is hosted by Settergren Ace Hardware (2813 West 43rd Street), with the support of the City of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

April 5, 2012

HOURCAR’s 35th vehicle, a red Ford Ranger, was added today to our Stevens Square hub in Minneapolis. The Stevens Square hub is accessible to most of HOURCAR’s members in Minneapolis, who will now have access to an HOURCAR truck without crossing the river. HOURCAR users in Saint Paul enjoy the use of HOURCAR’s truck at the Macalester College hub.

As you can see in this image, HOURCAR and our new Ford Ranger have the same city of origin: good old Saint Paul!

HOURCAR members enjoy access to all of the vehicles in our fleet.

March 8, 2012

HOURCAR announces the launch of its 34th shared vehicle in the Twin Cities. The car will join the Macalester College hub location at the corner of Grand Avenue and Macalester Street in Saint Paul. Macalester now hosts the largest car-sharing hub in the Twin Cities, with four vehicles: two Honda Fits, a Toyota Prius, and a Ford Ranger pick-up truck.

The busy HOURCAR hub at Macalester College is used frequently by neighborhood residents and Macalester students, making it not only the largest but one of HOURCAR’s most popular locations.