Evo Car Share expands borders and adds more cars for third time since launch

Fleet triples in size; adds City of North Vancouver, Metrotown, Capilano University, SFU and BCIT

VANCOUVER, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Evo Car Share, Vancouver's newest car sharing provider, announces it is adding even more cars and expanding its Home Zone for the third time since launching just over a year ago.

Evo has now tripled its fleet of 4-door, 5-passenger, Toyota Hybrid Priuses to 750 cars. New to Evo's Home Zone is the City of North Vancouver, with added pick-up and drop-off locations at Metrotown and three more student campuses: Capilano University, SFU and BCIT. The Evo Home Zone in North Vancouver extends from 24th Ave on the North side all the way South to the water, as far West as Forbes Ave and East to Ridgeway Avenue.

Launched last year and created by BCAA, Evo Car Share is Vancouver's only pick-up and drop-off anywhere service to offer a full fleet of hybrid vehicles, all with bike/ski racks and seats for five people. Tai Silvey, Evo Director, says Evo's popularity means that expansion plans are being accelerated to meet demand.

"It's a great feeling to expand again and be in communities where our Members and locals have been asking for us," says Silvey. "Because Evo Car Share is a local company, it's designed for life in B.C. and we're excited to offer Evo to more Lower Mainland residents and students who want to use Evo to get around town."

To celebrate its latest Home Zone expansion, Evo has a number of events planned:

North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market (Friday, June 3 from 5 pm10 pm)
Evo will host the much loved Shipyards Night Market. Visitors can get free Evo member registration and 45 minutes of drive time credit.

Back-to-School Campus Events (September)
When the school year begins in September, Evo will be at campus events at Capilano University, SFU and BCIT, to offer students free Membership and driving time credits.

Evo's fast-paced expansion now brings its Home Zone area in Vancouver south to 49th Avenue, west to UBC, east to Boundary Road and north into the City of North Vancouver. Satellite Home Zones where Members can pick-up and drop-off Evo cars are now at Grouse Mountain, Park'N Fly at YVR, Metrotown, SFU, BCIT and Capilano University.

  • All Evo cars are the most fuel-efficient hybrids available, equipped with bike and ski racks and seats for five people.
  • Evo members can drive where they need to go and drop the car off anywhere within the Evo Home Zone.
  • Evo cars can be booked and accessed by smartphone using the Evo App.
  • Only pay for time used: with all-inclusive per minute/per hour/per day rates.
  • BCAA Members receive free Evo registration, 60 minutes' drive time and savings on regular driving rates.

For more details and to learn how Evo works, visit evo.ca.

About BCAA
The most trusted organization in British Columbia by its Members, BCAA serves 1 in 3 B.C. households with industry-leading products including home, auto and travel insurance, roadside assistance, Evo Car Share and full auto service at BCAA's Auto Service Centres. BCAA has also been named an Aon Best Employer – Canada 2016, Gold Level. With more than 100,000 partners worldwide, BCAA's 840,000 Members can save up to $1,000 per year on insurance and items they use every day. To learn more about how a BCAA Membership is rewarding, please visit bcaa.com.

SOURCE British Columbia Automobile Association

For further information: Niela Melanio, BCAA Communication Specialist, Office: 604-268-5342, Cell: 778-228-8859, niela.melanio@bcaa.com

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