Local carshare to add new locations in seven municipalities
VANCOUVER, April 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Modo The Car Co-op has plans to add over 20 new locations this spring, while continuing to renew its fleet of 250 vehicles. In total, the not-for-profit carshare has spent over $1 million purchasing new vehicles since October 1st, the start of their fiscal year.
"We haven't planned a major vehicle expansion for a few years now, as we've been focused on growing our membership and improving our carsharing experience," says Phil Baudin, Modo's Executive Director. "We had a great year last year, and we felt that 2012 being our 15th birthday would be the right time to expand our fleet with new vehicles and new locations."
Modo's new locations were strategically chosen both to infill neighbourhoods with high carsharing demand and to reach out to neighbourhoods where carsharing has room to grow. The new locations span seven municipalities and include River Market in New Westminster, Central City in Surrey, and Modo's first ever carsharing location in Richmond.
"We're also excited to announce that we've purchased several new Prius V and Prius C models," says Douglas Dunn, Modo's Fleet + Operations Manager. "These vehicles give us an even more diverse mix of hybrids and further improve the fuel efficiency of our fleet."
Modo is a carsharing co-operative, meaning members who purchase shares in the co-op are part owners. It is the largest carsharing co-operative in North America and a founding member of both the international CarSharing Association and the recently formed Federation of Canadian Carsharing Co-operatives.
Image with caption: "One of Modo's new locations, Surrey Central City, is conveniently located right next to SFU's Surrey campus. Modo plans to add new locations in seven municipalities this spring. (CNW Group/Modo The Car Co-op)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120418_C6227_PHOTO_EN_12400.jpg
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