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Hourcar, Car Sharing and Sustainable Transportation in the Twin Cities and Afar

Music Video Monday (a day late)

Due to some slightly more important news and a very busy day in the Hourcar office (see yesterday’s post if you missed it), we failed to get a song pick posted for Music Video Monday. We rectify that herewith and hope you will join with Hourcar as we rock our fleet down to Electric Avenue:

HOURCAR announces partnership with Xcel

HOURCAR parters with Xcel Energy to plan for 100% electric fleet Through a partnership with Xcel Energy, HOURCAR will begin planning to convert their entire fleet from fuel-based vehicles to a 100% electric fleet and a one-way trip model by 2020. SAINT PAUL, MN, October 24, 2017 – Today, HOURCAR announced that it would partner […]

Lost your Go To Card? No problem, get into an HOURCAR with your phone

Navigating to the necessary webpage: On your phone, head to Log into your account Review the list of your upcoming reservations and click on the reservation you’re currently trying to access You will be directed to a reservation summary page. At the top of this page, you should see a large gray button with two padlock symbols […]

Happy Pancake Day!

Around the world today, many countries and cultures are celebrating. Whatever you call today (Mardi Gras? Shrovetide? Pancake Day?), it is, in the Christian calendar, the final day before the traditionally leaner period of Lent, where many abstain from excess or certain foods, like meat on Fridays. With Mardi Gras come plenty of delicious and […]

Car Sharing and Tikku Houses

At Hourcar we are always thinking and talking about reducing individual car-ownership. We discuss how it will improve our cities and make them friendlier, healthier, and more accessible for their inhabitants.  But, what comes after car ownership? In the ultimate shared-mobility utopia, where each car sharing vehicle has successfully removed 14 self-owned vehicles from the road, what will […]

Wecipe Wednesday – Pancake Taco Edition

* This month’s recipe comes courtesy of our friend Whitney at Center for Energy and Environment, an energy-efficiency organization with whom we currently share a building! We were talking with Whitney recently and she described a breakfast taco that sounded so interesting, we felt we had to share it. All of the ingredients can be […]

HOURCAR in 2018!

Today we get a message from HOURCAR CEO, Paul Schroeder on looking forward to all of the great work HOURCAR will be embarking upon in 2018. Take it away Paul… 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for HOURCAR. Last year, we surveyed our members to learn more about what kinds of cars […]

HOURCAR Nicknames!

Today’s post is written by Addison, one of our great Member Services team. They are one of the fine folks who help out our members during the day and on the weekends. Take it away Addison… As an HOURCAR Member Services Specialist, my work is often paradoxical. While Riley and I don’t often meet members face-to-face, we are […]

Do Not Disturb

By: Meredith Benesh, Operations Manager After many reminders from my iPhone, I finally upgraded my iOS a few weeks ago.  After rebooting to complete the update, my phone asked if I wanted to turn on the “Do Not Disturb While Driving” setting. I decided to give it a try. The setting allows your phone to […]

Welcome Riley!

Riley graduated from Edgewood College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in fine art, and has 3 years of experience working in nonprofits and small business management. Outside of work, Riley can be found running, reading comic books, or tending to one of their numerous houseplants. 

“I use HOURCAR to help the Minneapolis Art Lending Library safely move artists work. It’s a great option for budget-tight organizations”


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