HOURCAR news, updates, and promotions.

COVID-19 December Update

As COVID-19 has continued to spread in Minnesota, we’ve been working hard to ensure that using an HOURCAR is as safe as possible. We’ve audited and improved our cleaning and sanitizing procedures to improve efficiency and maintain CDC compliance, as well as found other ways to improve the things we’re already doing. Here’s the updates […]

We’re Hiring: Product Marketing Manager

Position Description: HOURCAR is the Twin Cities’ and Rochester’s only non-profit car-sharing organization.  In 2021, HOURCAR will launch the Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Community Mobility Network (, a new all-electric one-way carsharing service with a focus on service to low-wealth communities and communities of color. Supported by a $6.7 million grant from the U.S. Department […]

Message from the CEO: One-Way Electric Carsharing is Coming in 2021

You may have noticed that things seem a little busier than usual at HOURCAR lately. Maybe the car you prefer hasn’t been available as often, or it took a little longer to get a response from our office. I’m writing today to finally take the wraps off a huge announcement we’ve been working on for […]

A Statement of Solidarity from HOURCAR

We’ve been receiving many questions from members regarding HOURCAR’s availability in light of recent demonstrations across the Twin Cities, and want to assure you that we are working hard to continue to be available for you and your community. For the near future: HOURCAR will remain open, and vehicles will be available as usual. Given […]

Message from the CEO: HOURCAR’s Response to COVID-19

To our Valued HOURCAR Members: HOURCAR has always placed the highest value on the safety of our members. Every day, our team is 100% focused on getting people where they need to go reliably and safely. In light of the continuing spread of the coronavirus and the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, and […]

HOURCAR Pays You Back

We’re extending our best membership deal to everyone on an individual or household annual membership plan. When you join HOURCAR on an annual plan or renew your annual membership, we’ll credit your $65 annual fee ($40 for students) back to your account as driving credit. In most cases, that’s enough to cover about two average […]

HOURCAR Launches in Rochester on December 9, 2019

City of Rochester Contact: Sarah Oslund Direct: 507-328-2952 | Email: HOURCAR Contact: Ben Findlay Direct: 651-400-2300 | Email: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2019 – Rochester, Minnesota – A new car-sharing program will roll into Rochester this December for quick trips and overnight rentals. HOURCAR, a non-profit car-sharing service, will be added to […]

Our hub at 409 Marquette Ave will be closed during the president’s rally in Minneapolis tomorrow

Our hub at 409 Marquette Ave will be closed tomorrow The president of the United States has scheduled a rally tomorrow evening (10/10/2019) at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. This event will impact several transportation modes in the Twin Cities, and members should be prepared for delays in traffic and public transit. City streets around Target Center will be […]

Subaru HOURCARs include free Minnesota State Park permits

All four of our Subaru HOURCARs now include free Minnesota State Park permits Spring is finally here, and I think we’re all ready to go outside after the long winter. We’re here to help you get some fresh air and soak up some sunshine by putting annual Minnesota State Park permits in all four of our […]

Winter is hard, but we’re in this together.

The last time it snowed this much in February, the Metrodome collapsed. Last week we set a new record for snowiest February in the Twin Cities, which doesn’t feel like something to celebrate, but here we are anyway. Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve survived over 30 inches of snow, 4 declared snow emergencies, the polar vortex with air temperatures of -25°F, and a boring Super Bowl. […]