HOURCAR Multifamily: Equitable Electric Mobility

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

In 2022, HOURCAR began 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, nearly 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 on 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.

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Do you want to provide electric HOURCAR vehicles and charging at one or several of your multi-dwelling units?

Here’s what you need to know:

Application Focus Area Map

HOURCAR is focusing on gathering applications to increase density of hubs in the core HOURCAR service area. Explore our map below or open in a separate window to see where your site fits in our focus area. Sites located outside of the 2 mile radius will be considered but not prioritized in scoring. 

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