HOURCAR Multifamily: Equitable Electric Mobility

HOURCAR is a nonprofit carshare organization making big transportation changes in the Twin Cities.

In 2022, HOURCAR is expanding its round-trip carshare service through the Multifamily Electric Vehicle Carshare Pilot Project. Leveraging funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and partnerships with Xcel Energy, the American Lung Association, and East Metro Strong, the pilot will add a total of 50 all-electric vehicles, essentially doubling the HOURCAR fleet. To do this, HOURCAR is placing new hubs with electric chargers at multifamily complexes around the Twin Cities metropolitan area, with a focus at affordable housing sites. The project aims to increase electric mobility options for residents at income levels that have been traditionally underserved while also decreasing barriers to building out electric vehicle charging stations at multifamily dwellings.

This is the first project of its kind in the State of Minnesota and one of the first of its size in North America, including 25 total properties with 50 shared electric vehicles.

Site Host Details

Are you interested in providing two EVs in a carsharing program as an amenity to your building and community residents? Check out the information below to see if your property would be a good fit:

Apply to Become a Site Host

The third tranche of the pre-approval process is opening March 31, 2023. You can begin your application now by downloading the application questions beforehand so you’re ready to go on application day.