Denver Enterprise CarShare Members Join eGo for Free!

Hello Denver Occasional Car and Enterprise CarShare members,

Are you feeling unappreciated and frustrated with rate increases and policy changes?

We invite you to experience the excellent local Member Services staff our members rave about! We’re a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, so you can rest assured that serving you and our community are our highest priorities. Plus, as a member of eGo CarShare, you can feel even better knowing that you’re helping support worthy programs in the Denver-Boulder community such as our innovative affordable housing multi-modal toolkit program!We recognize and appreciate the interest many Denver residents have in supporting our local economy and businesses. In celebration of this spirit, we are offering FREE memberships to existing Occasional Car/Enterprise members who wish to remain members of a local carshare organization. To get your free membership, simply enter promo code “OCLocal” on your application form – you can even keep your keyfob! As an added bonus, if you join by Oct 31, 2014, we’ll put you on our lowest-priced Free Wheelin’ rate plan and waive the monthly fee until March 31, 2015. (Must supply OC keyfob number to be eligible for this deal.)

Accelerate Your Freedom…from the corporate, for-profit world. Join eGo CarShare! 

Posted on 8/25/2014

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We’re Hiring: Fleet Manager

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eGo CarShare Fleet Manager

Full Time – Boulder, CO
Posted July 15th, 2014

eGo CarShare is immediately seeking a passionate Fleet Manager to join our small nonprofit team at our Boulder office. The Fleet Manager position will be split between overall fleet management of our growing 52 vehicle fleet with our Denver Fleet Assistant and direct field work for the 33 Boulder vehicles which includes regular inspections, cleaning, and taking vehicles in for maintenance. As time and the candidate’s interest allow, additional operations management roles may be added. The position will also share overnight and weekend on-call member support phone coverage with the rest of the staff, approximately two nights a week. All candidates must be eager and willing to use a bicycle and transit instead of a car as a primary mode of transportation during working hours. A bike is provided.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Office Work – approximately 20 hours/week

  • Day to day fleet management: regular maintenance tracking, damage tracking.
  • Vendor and partner relations management.
  • Insurance claim filing and tracking.
  • Coordination with the Denver Fleet Assistant.
  • Oversee our peer to peer shared vehicle program.
  • Location planning.
  • Long term fleet planning: procurement, retiring vehicles, forecasting.
  • Working to enhance the financial position and visibility of eGo CarShare.
  • Participating in long term planning and operational development of the organization.
  • Member support over the phone – including on-call up to two nights a week and once every other weekend.
  • Nurturing an environment of fun, creativity, and sharing.
  • Other duties and fleet-related responsibilities as needed.

Field Work -approximately 20 hours/week

  • Scheduling and shuttling vehicles to and from service appointments.
  • Cleaning vehicles as needed: 33 vehicles cleaned 1-2 times per month.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues with our in-vehicle technology.
  • Performing minor repairs, buffing, and/or minor touch-up painting.
  • Providing emergency field / roadside assistance to disabled vehicles.
  • Regularly assessing vehicles for damage and maintenance needs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Experience with or knowledge of basic automotive technology, maintenance, and repair.
  • Strong project, organization, and time management skills.
  • Partner and relationship management experience with the ability and desire to interact with members, co-workers, board members, and vendors with professional maturity and courtesy.
  • Experience making difficult business decisions backed up by data analysis and well thought-out reasoning.
  • Comfortable working in a small, dynamic, often fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent team player – always willing to help out with any task at hand with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to respond to time-sensitive vehicle issues, occasionally outside of business hours.
  • An aptitude for troubleshooting and efficient problem-solving.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; eagerness to learn new software applications.
  • A clean driving record and proficiency in driving manual transmission vehicles.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically capable and comfortable bicycling in urban traffic and transporting a bicycle on various public transportation systems.
  • Comfortable lifting 50 pounds and engaging in moderate physical activity (minor vehicle maintenance and cleaning).
  • Able to easily and efficiently access eGo CarShare vehicles year round without a car (i.e. walk, bike, bus, etc.).

Preferred:

  • Live in or near the City of Boulder.
  • Previous experience in fleet management.
  • Avid bike-commuter, working knowledge of public transit system; you do NOT need to own a car.
  • Incorporates sustainability practices into daily lifestyle.
  • Passionate about eGo CarShare’s mission to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use.
  • Desire to grow in the position and take on additional responsibilities as time allows.
  • Knowledge of marketing best practices.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • $12/hour, additional compensation for on-call shifts
  • Free eGo CarShare membership and discounted usage fees
  • Employer-paid RTD Eco Pass bus pass
  • $200/month toward health insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick time, holidays
  • $250/year for professional development

eGo CarShare is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or anything else.

TO APPLY

The position is open immediately, until filled. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Send cover letter and resume to jobs@carshare.org and include both the job title and your full name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

ABOUT EGO CARSHARE

eGo CarShare is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit carsharing organization serving the Denver-Boulder metro area. eGo CarShare is a local, affordable, sustainable, and innovative organization, committed to serving and improving our community. Our mission is to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use. Every car in our fleet replaces 9-13 privately owned vehicles. In 2014, eGo CarShare was recognized by Colorado Biz with the Inaugural Green Colorado Award. Visit our website at carshare.org for more information about our organization.

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eGo CarShare to Receive ColoradoBiz Inaugural Green Colorado Award

Green Colorado Award 2014 LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

eGo CarShare to Receive ColoradoBiz Inaugural Green Colorado Award

Denver, CO, June 25, 2014 – eGo CarShare is proud to be the recipient of ColoradoBiz Magazine’s inaugural Green Colorado award as a “Firm on a Greener Path.”

eGo CarShare, a local nonprofit, is one of 50 Colorado organizations to win this first-ever award, and one of only four in the transportation category, along with B-Cycle, Denver International Airport, and Green Garage.

Starting out with just one car in 1997, eGo CarShare has grown into a fleet of 52 fuel-efficient vehicles. Using a roundtrip model that supplements existing public transit options, each eGo CarShare vehicle replaces 9-13 personally owned vehicles. Members report driving less while increasing their walking, biking, and transit use. On average, each member experiences a reduction of 1,951 vehicle miles traveled per year and avoids emitting 1.16 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.

The Green Colorado Awards event on June 26th offers an opportunity to recognize Colorado companies whose sustainable initiatives are setting new industry standards. The event will include a special tribute to green champions in nine industry categories and a keynote address by Hunter Lovins of Natural Capitalism Solutions.

ABOUT eGo CarShare

eGo CarShare is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit carsharing organization serving the Denver-Boulder metro area. Our mission is to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use.

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Frasier Meadow’s Classic Car Show

This weekend I had the opportunity to represent eGo CarShare at a car show at the Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder. It was a great event since people from the community were invited to bring their vintage cars over for display. Many of the cars on display were Model A Fords which were produced in the 1930s. There was also a vintage Pontiac as well as a Chevy Truck. It was refreshing to see all these colorful classics since it added some variety to the mundane designs we see around us today.

Among these classics stood a vehicle of the modern era – The All-Electric Nissan Leaf. I was asked to take the Leaf over for the car show as part of eGo CarShare’s contribution towards the event. It was amazing to see the 2012 Nissan Leaf parked next to a 1930’s Model A Ford. This image depicted the brilliant advancement of technology over the last century.

It was my first time driving an electric vehicle. It was an awesome experience since the car was so quiet and had a great pickup. Getting a range of 80-100 miles on a single charge also seemed very cool, especially for city purposes. Picking it up and returning it to its charging station at Alfalfas was also very straightforward. After dropping it off at Alfalfas, I kept thinking to myself, once you drive an electric vehicle, you don’t want to drive anything else!

– Akshay Gavai

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Occasional Car Sells to Enterprise

Today it was announced that Occasional Car was bought by Enterprise Holdings. This leaves eGo CarShare as the sole local carshare provider in the Denver – Boulder metro area. It has been exciting to see the continued growth of carsharing as a segment of our transportation system in the Denver region and eGo CarShare is proud to be the first in the region to offer this service.

eGo began over 13 years ago, in Boulder, as a grassroots effort to reduce our carbon footprint, while offering an alternative to personal car ownership. With the assumption that if you have a car parked in your driveway, you will drive it, eGo CarShare pioneered carsharing in Colorado as a means to provide access to transportation while encouraging walking, biking or transit first.

In 2009, eGo accelerated its growth by launching in Denver around the same time  as Occasional Car. eGo CarShare and Occasional Car were the sole carshare providers in Denver until 2012 when Enterprise CarShare (previously branded as WeCar) came to the University of Denver campus. During the summer of 2013 other international short-term car rental companies including Zipcar (Avis), car2go and Hertz 24/7 (formerly Hertz On Demand), all came to the Denver market when Denver Public Works approved an on-street parking permit program.

As our transportation system expands and options diversify, eGo CarShare will continue to fulfill our mission to provide and promote alternatives to personal car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use. We are committed to remaining an independent local organization and to providing the lowest carsharing rates possible.

eGo CarShare is the only carshare provider in the Denver-Boulder metro area that has agreed to follow the CarSharing Association’s Code of Ethics. The CarSharing Association works to maximize the environmental and social impact of the carsharing industry. Member-organizations are committed to providing sustainable, transit-oriented urban mobility for the benefit of the communities that they serve.

eGo CarShare is also a proud member of the Mile High Business Alliance. We recognize and appreciate the interest many Denver residents have in supporting our local economy and businesses. In celebration of this spirit we are offering FREE memberships to existing Occasional Car members who wish to remain members of a local carshare organization. To get your free membership simply enter promo code “OCLocal” on your application form, you can even keep your keyfob!

Thank you for sharing with us!

– eGo CarShare

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eGo CarShare Expands In Boulder

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EGO CARSHARE EXPANDS IN BOULDER

Non-profit carsharing program adds new locations in Boulder 

March 19th, 2014 (BOULDER, CO) – eGo CarShare, the Boulder based nonprofit carsharing service, recently added three new vehicles to its Boulder fleet at 23rd and Walnut, Sterling University Peaks Apartments (30th and Aurora), and 48th and Arapahoe across from Boulder Community Hospital.

eGo CarShare currently has 29 vehicles available throughout Boulder and 18 in Denver via its unique 24/7, pay-as-you-drive system. They plan to add at least five more locations in Boulder before the end of the year. eGo CarShare is committed to providing an affordable transportation option to all Boulder residents while reducing the environmental and social impacts of personal vehicle ownership and helping the City achieve its climate commitment goals. Research has shown that after joining a roundtrip carshare service like eGo, members walk 40% more, ride public transit 34% more, bike 18% more, and reduce their Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) by over 40%. Studies also show that every roundtrip carsharing vehicle on the road displaces 9 to 30 personal vehicles, encouraging members to either sell their car or avoid purchasing a new vehicle.

eGo CarShare’s current expansion is fueled by a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to expand to new locations near existing or planned B-cycle stations.  Bikesharing and carsharing systems are two innovative solutions that go hand-in-hand to address our personal transportation needs while reducing the number of vehicles on the road and promoting active transportation modes.Go, members walk 40% more, ride public transit 34% more, bike 18% more, and reduce their Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) by over 40%. Studies also show that every roundtrip carsharing vehicle on the road displaces 9 to 30 personal vehicles, encouraging members to either sell their car or avoid purchasing a new vehicle.

“We are thrilled to be able to expand our network of vehicles in Boulder. We already serve over 2,000 Boulder residents and take pride in helping our members go car free or downsize to one car per household. Placing our vehicles near existing transportation infrastructure, like B-cycle and key transit corridors, is a natural fit that helps improve the synergy, convenience and utility of all active modes,” said eGo CarShare’s Director, Karen Worminghaus.

Anyone interested in becoming a member can visit carshare.org to learn more. If you have a car you would like to share in the program visit carshare.org/share-your-car to discover how you can share your car and stop paying for gas, maintenance, and insurance.

About eGo CarShare:

eGo CarShare is a local Boulder-Denver 501(c)(3) organization which started in Boulder in 2001. eGo’s mission is to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use.  CarSharing is an alternative to personal car ownership that provides members hourly use of vehicles – without worrying about the cost of insurance, maintenance or even gas.

CONTACT:

Karen Worminghaus, Director, eGo CarShare, karen@carshare.org, ph 303.720.1185 x5

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New Denver Location – 8th & Grant!

Thanks to another “loanation” we have a new location in Denver on 8th and Grant. Our new friend Katie added her Mazda 3 to our fleet. Thanks Katie! You can find it in the parking lot of Sleek Apartments at 770 Grant Street. This is our first loanation in Denver, and hope it won’t be our last. If you are interested in sharing your car with us, please read through the criteria and complete the form on our website.

Look for a testimonial from Katie in the coming weeks where she explains why she decided to share her car with eGo.

Please let us know what you think about this new location on our facebook, twitter, or through member feedback.

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Winter Weather Reservations!

As the temperatures fall and snow flakes swirl, we’re reminded that winter is once again upon us! During these snowy times, be sure to use extra caution on the roadways to keep everyone safe from harm and our vehicles in good condition.

Please keep the following in mind for all your winter reservations:

  • There are no penalties for canceling your reservation (or returning early) due to severe inclement weather if you notify eGo at the time of the cancellation.
  • If there is a large snowfall or severe weather, eGo staff may enact a ‘Snow Day,’ which means that staff will contact members with scheduled reservations and remind them of our weather-related cancellation policy, and/or disallow members to continue with their reservations if we deem the road conditions too hazardous.
  • Before starting your trip, brush all snow off the roof of your vehicle, particularly the Priuses. Snow left on the roof can suddenly slide forward onto the windshield, completely blocking your view and creating a very dangerous situation.
  • Please use the blankets in the cars when transporting bikes and other dirty items. Help keep our vehicles clean by notifying us when they get particularly dirty inside or out. And thanks for understanding, as it’s harder for us to keep the fleet as clean during the winter months!
Look for snow tires on these vehicles:

Boulder Cars: V #104 – Wells Fargo (AWD)*, V #108 – Maxwell & Broadway, V #118 – Gold Run (AWD)*, V #126 – Newton Court minivan

Denver Cars: V #202 – 17th St. Plaza, V #212 – 15th & Curtis (AWD)*, V #221 – 14th & High (AWD)*

*These AWD excursion vehicles also have ski racks on them!

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Namastè Solar Sponsors eGo CarShare

We would like to send a BIG thank you to Namasté Solar for their generous support of our program. Look for our red Prius at Table Mesa and Broadway, now happily sporting the Namasté logo!

Namasté Solar, a Sunpower Elite Dealer, is proud to sponsor the eGo CarShare program in our community. Namasté Solar offers solar PV solutions for residential and commercial customers. Flexible financing options are available, including no money down and 12 months no payments, no interest.

Namasté Solar’s unique, values-based business model includes employee ownership, democratic decision-making, community collaboration, open communication, an innovative solar grant program, zero-waste initiatives, and holistic profit measurement. The company maintains high ethical standards among employees, customers, and the community. Committed to positive social change, Namasté Solar prioritizes “doing the right thing” above all else for all stakeholders. To set up a free consultation, contact (303) 447-0300 or Namastesolar.com.

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Please contact karen@carshare.org if your business or employer is interested in becoming our next featured sponsor! We still have a few matching opportunites left for our current CMAQ grant.

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Sponsor: Downtown Boulder Inc!

eGo CarShare would like to thank Downtown Boulder Incorporated (DBI) for their generous support of our program. We currently have a federal grant which is allowing us to create “Shared Mobility Hubs” by placing additional carshare locations in close proximity to B-cycle stations. This grant requires us to raise $5K in matching funds for every new car we add to our fleet. DBI’s contribution will allow us to help meet the growing demand for our program!

In exchange for their generous support, all DBI members are eligible for a free eGo business membership. You can see DBI’s branding as it rolls around town on our newly loanated Subaru Outback in the Wells Fargo lot (V#104)!

About: Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. DBI works to maintain downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI members support the overall vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. Membership in DBI is voluntary, and open to any interested person or organization. Learn more about DBI and/or become a member at, www.boulderdowntown.com.

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