HOW EVIE & HOURCAR WORK

For best side-by-side comparison purposes, we recommend you view this page in horizontal mode on your phone or on a computer. If unable, all sections in orange are for HOURCAR and blue are for Evie. 

Evie & HOURCAR: One App & One Monthly Plan

Select a plan that works for both services. If your plan has a monthly membership fee, you are only charged once per month, giving you access to both Evie and HOURCAR rates. Membership plans can be changed every month, with the exception of Try It, which can be changed to a monthly paid plan at any time. 

HOURCAR

HOURCAR provides a variety of hub-based vehicles for round-trips as short as 30 minutes or as long as 3 days in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Rochester Minnesota. This means each HOURCAR must be returned to its hub on-time. Make a reservation up to 6 months in advance.

Gas, insurance, and roadside assistance are included. 

Evie

Evie provides a fleet of all-electric vehicles for one-way, by-the-minute trips around Minneapolis and Saint Paul Minnesota. Trips must begin and end in our Home Area in an approved, on-street space. 

Charging, insurance, and metered parking costs are included. 

Reserve

Reserve an HOURCAR for as few as 30 minutes or as long as 3 days. Gas, insurance, and roadside assistance are included in all trip costs. 

Find It

Reserve an Evie for free for up to 15 minutes while you walk to it. Charge, insurance, parking, and roadside assistance are included in all trip costs. 

Drive

Drive your HOURCAR 50-300 miles per trip per day, depending on your plan. Bonus: All Subarus have Minnesota State Park passes.

If you’re not using the app, start your trip with a Metro Transit GoTo card. Learn how to start, lock, and end your trips here. If you don’t have a GoTo card or need to link yours, do that here. 

Drive It

Drive an Evie 50-300 miles per trip per day, depending on your plan.

If you’re not using the app, call us and we can reserve an Evie for you. Start your trip with a Metro Transit GoTo card. Learn how to start, lock, and end your trips here. If you don’t have a GoTo card or need to link yours, do that here. 

Refuel

Fill up with standard gasoline if it’s 1/4 tank or less. There is a fuel card in the glovebox and a driver pin on the gas cap. Don’t print the receipt, we already have the transaction documented on our end. Request a $4 fuel credit by emailing your trip info to info@hourcar.org and we’ll credit within 3 business days.

Charge It

You are never required to charge an Evie, but if you do, we’ll automatically give you a $4 credit when you end your trip plugged-in at an EV Spot. Any Evie with a charge less than 70 miles is automatically placed out of service so our team can come and charge it up. 

Long trip? Find charging cards inside of the glovebox for EV Spot, Zef, and Chargepoint charging networks. 

Return

All HOURCAR trips require you to return the car on-time back to the hub where it belongs.

Returning a car later then scheduled may delay another members trip, so if you are returning late, give us a call so we can help reduce inconveniences. 

Make sure you turn off the lights upon return.

Park It

All Evie trips require you to park the car in an approved parking space in the Home Area. Approved spaces are those with meters timed 2 hours or greater, any area requiring a residential permit, or any regular neighborhood on-street parallel parking spot.

Approved parking spaces are slightly different between Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Learn more here

HOURCAR Trip Tips

All of our vehicles have in-car guides located in the drivers side door.
These will help you along your first couple journeys.

Evie Tips for Trips

All of our vehicles have in-car guides located in the drivers side door.
These will help you along your first couple journeys.

All Drive Credit expires 60 days after applied, unless stated otherwise. View credit via the Evie Carshare app or in your account online.

The below credits are manually issued, unless otherwise noted. To receive credit, you must email trip details (start/end/date/time) to info@HOURCAR.org. Credits will be issued within 72 business hours, valid for the next 60 days as Drive Credit. Trip costs will not be refunded. 

Refuel the tank = $4

End Trip at an EV Spot with Evie charing = $4 (automatically issued by the system)

Kindness Credits = $1-$20 (thanks for watching out for others!) 

The below fees are not charged if you are enrolled in a PLUS plan during the time of incident. The cost of the ticket is not included. 

Towing Processing Fee = $50

Parking Ticket Processing Fee = $35

Toll Charge Processing Fee = $25

At-Fault Damage Fee  = up to $1,000 

We charge fees to discourage inconvenience to fellow members of our carsharing community. We’d always rather hear from you than not if there’s anything that we should be aware of, so communicate with us to avoid most fees.

Excessive Cleaning Fee = up to $200 per instance (includes smoking, pet, trash, and odor)

Biohazard Cleaning Fee = $250 biohazard service removal fee + Unavailable Vehicle Fee per Day + other additional fees as relevant

Unsecured Vehicle Fee = up to $75 per occurrence (check your trip is ended by making sure the doors are locked and the GoTo reader has a green light)

Unavailable Vehicle Fee = Day rate times number of days vehicle was impounded/unavailable for rental

Dead Battery = up to $40 per occurrence (first step is to make sure all headlights are off)

Excessive/Major Violation of Terms = $250 Fee + Cost of repair/cleaning + possible membership revocation

Excessive Complaint = up to $50 per incident

Late return = $40 per incident

Return with 1/4 tank or less of fuel = $25