Modo's fleet now includes a Nissan LEAF, the first for carsharing in
VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - In a region where sustainability is an
important measure of livability, Modo The Car Co-op has added its first
fully electric vehicle (EV) to its fleet, a first for carsharing in
The not-for-profit carsharing organization was eager to offer an EV to
its members once it could confirm that a parking spot with charging
infrastructure would be available.
The City of Vancouver stepped up and offered Modo a spot with EV
charging capacity at a City-owned EasyPark parking lot (453 West 10th Ave., north of City Hall) where an EV public charging pilot is
Carsharing fits into the City's Greenest City goals: every carsharing
vehicle removes between 4 and 30 vehicles from the road, depending on
the study. And an electricity-fuelled vehicle shared by many people
further reduces the climate impact from driving cars.
Modo is grateful to have such strong collaboration with the City of
Vancouver towards carsharing. "The City has been supportive from the
start," says Douglas Dunn, Modo's Fleet + Operations Manager. "From
offering advice on different EV models to providing the parking spot
for our first EV, staff at the City have shown how committed they are
to achieving their Greenest City targets."
The EV, a 2012 Nissan LEAF, is now available to be booked by all Modo
Modo The Car Co-op is a not-for-profit, member-owned co-operative. Its
fleet of about 250 cars is shared by over 8,000 members.
Image with caption: "Modo's Fleet + Operations Manager, Douglas Dunn, is proud to share Western Canada's first electric carsharing vehicle. (CNW Group/Modo The Car Co-op)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111101_C9153_PHOTO_EN_5808.jpg
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