HOURCAR news, updates, and promotions.

Meet the Newest “We Love Lake Street” Subaru

If you are taking a trip from Midtown Global Market anytime soon, we hope you enjoy it in our newest addition to the fleet, a blue Subaru Impreza. The Impreza was made available through the We Love Lake Street fund, which was established to support local businesses, nonprofits, and the Lake Street corridor in general, in the wake […]

Meet Evie: Electric Carshare for the Twin Cities

Today, we welcomed pilot members to enjoy Evie Carshare on our first day of operations in the Twin Cities! With nearly 50 vehicles ready for one-way trips across St Paul and Minneapolis, nearly 1,000 members have been invited to join us in our phase 1 pilot. Our phase 2 pilot will invite all approved HOURCAR members […]

New Rates Starting August 16, 2021

We are only a short time away from the introduction of Evie Carshare, an all-electric one-way network with trips by the minute, hour, and day. To add this additional service, we are making a few necessary updates to our PLUS benefits, pricing, and other features. PLUS Standardization: Based on your feedback, we are standardizing the PLUS option across the board. […]

Temporary Hub Closure: Calhoun Square Ramp

Out of caution for member safety, we are temporarily closing the Calhoun Square Ramp location for the next few weeks. This is in response to membership feedback and concerns of the ramp’s recent increased private security presence in the aftermath of the death of Winston Boogy Smith Jr. at this location. As your safety is […]

We’re Testing Electric Vehicles in Our Fleet

This is a pilot program with temporary locations starting next week. At the end of the HOURCAR Electric Vehicle Pilot, these vehicles will be used for our new one-way program, Evie Carshare, and the temporary hub location will be removed. The HOURCAR Electric Vehicle Pilot will expire in August, 2021.  If you haven’t heard the […]

Introducing Our Multifamily EV Carshare Project

HOURCAR is excited to share we are accepting pre-approval applications until July 30th for first tranche Multifamily EV Carshare Pilot site hosts with a priority deadline of June 30th! Project Details Funded by the US Department of Energy and significantly underwritten by Xcel Energy and HOURCAR, the Multifamily EV Carshare Pilot Project will create environmentally […]

Spring Update Regarding Fleet Availability & COVID Approach

In January 2021, we began the process of a total technology overhaul. This included an entirely new backend system, technology software and hardware for our vehicles, and the introduction of an app. While the transition was more challenging than anticipated and further rocked by a recall, we are now on the up-swing and making positive movement forward.   More Cars Near You!  As […]

Update: Fleet Availability

We have an update regarding our fleet availability. We’ve heard from many of our members asking where the vehicles are and the inability to make a reservation, so we wanted to clear a few things up. Our current fleet availability is very limited, and we are doing the best we can to get every neighborhood […]

Tech Transition: How to Use New Tech
Many of you have made reservations, drove a car, or set up your account in our new software this week - login in here or pre-register here to see what the buzz is about!   You may have noticed that your favorite car is not available, and we apologize for the delay. We’re still working on getting the fleet [...]
Tech Transition: New Rate Plans
  We've got more details to share about our upcoming new reservation and in-car technology! Feel free to read the last announcement here. Don’t forget to also check out the New Software FAQ page to help answer any questions you might have.   Technology Switch Timeline Mark your calendars - from January 25th - February [...]