Affordable Housing Multi-modal Toolkit

eGo CarShare was awarded a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant through Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) for 2014-2015 to create “Multi-modal Toolkits” for residents in various affordable housing neighborhoods in Boulder and Denver. Partial matching funding is being provided by Mile High Connects and The Denver Foundation. eGo will partner with Boulder Housing Partners (BHP), Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (HFHMD) to provide select households with significantly subsidized monthly transit passes, easy access to carsharing at discounted rates, free or discounted B-cycle memberships and/or access to pool bikes, and education about the multi-modal transportation options available to them. The program began in the spring of 2014 and will run through February 2016.

Find out more about this program and to see if you live in a participating neighborhood here.

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How do I get the day rate / What is the hourly cap?

We don’t have a day rate, we cap the per hour charge. The “hourly cap” is the limit to the per hour charge of an extended reservation and is calculated automatically. For example, a 10 hour reservation on the Free Wheelin’ plan is not $4.50 x 10 hours = $45, it is “capped” at $39. Mileage fees are calculated separately, allowing trips of varying time and distance to all be affordable.

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Can I drop the car at a different location from where I picked it up?

Unfortunately no. One way carsharing is an interesting model but it’s impacts on walking, biking, and transit use are unproven. We are always looking for new ways to innovate but at the same time we want to stay true to our mission. We will continue to evaluate the possibility as we learn more about the impacts of offering one way carsharing.

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What is eGo CarShare’s Privacy Policy?

This document contains our complete Privacy Policy.

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What is the estimated reservation cost?

The estimated cost is calculated at the time you make your reservation and is charged to your credit or debit card the day after your trip. The estimated cost assumes that you drive 5 miles per hour of reserved time. If you drive more than 5 miles per hour of reserved time your actual cost will be higher than estimated. If you drive fewer miles your actual cost will be lower than estimated. Any discrepancy between your estimated trip cost and actual trip cost  is automatically corrected on your monthly invoice.

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How is the estimated cost calculated?

Time $ = Hourly Rate X number of hours reserved. There is a daily maximum per day for the hourly rate, which applies even if the reservation is not for a full 24 hours.
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Distance $ = 5 miles X number of hours reserved X mileage rate.
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Sales Tax $ = Sales tax of 8.21% (Boulder) and 11.25% (Denver) is added.
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Estimated Cost

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What if the actual cost of my trip is different from the estimate?

At the end of the month we get the mileage data from the cars and calculate the actual cost of your trips. You will receive a detailed invoice the first week of each month via e-mail which shows your itemized trip details, payments collected throughout the month, and the remaining balance or credit on your account.
If you have a balance due the amount will be automatically billed to your credit or debit card on the specified date (around the 10th of the month). If you have a credit it will be available for your next trip or can be refunded to you by request.

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Why don’t you just charge the actual cost right away?

We currently don’t have the technical ability to bill actual trip costs on a daily basis. At the time you complete your trip our billing system does not know the exact number of miles you drove. So the best option we have is to use the average miles driven per hour in the trip estimate calculation.

We eventually hope to have the capability to institute real-time billing. We will inform our members prior to such a change being made.

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Business Rate Details

Weekday Hourly Rates
Weekday 6am – 6pm Per Hour $4
Weekday 6pm – 11pm Per Hour $6.95
Weekday 11pm – 6am Per Hour $2
Weekday 6am – 6pm Hourly Max $29
Weekday 24hr Hourly Max $39
Weekend Hourly Rates
Weekend Hours 6pm Friday – 6am Monday
Weekend 6am – 11pm Per Hour $6.95
Weekend 11pm – 6am Per Hour $2
Weekend 24hr Hourly Max $49
Mileage Rates
Per Mile 1-50 Miles 33¢
Per Mile After 50 Miles 20¢
Truck and Minivan Surcharge +10¢/mile and +50¢/hour
Membership Fees
Annual Fee Per Driver $25
Account Setup $0
Driver Application Fee $0
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Nonprofit Rate Details

Weekday Hourly Rates
Weekday 6am – 11pm Per Hour $4
Weekday 11pm – 6am Per Hour $2
Weekday 6am – 6pm Hourly Max $29
Weekday 24hr Hourly Max $39
Weekend Hourly Rates
Weekend Hours 6pm Friday – 6am Monday
Weekend Per Hour $4
Weekend 24hr Hourly Max $49
Mileage Rates
Per Mile 1-50 Miles 33¢
Per Mile After 50 Miles 20¢
Truck and Minivan Surcharge +10¢/mile and +50¢/hour
Membership Fees
Annual Fee Per Driver $0
Account Setup $0
Driver Application Fee $25
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February 1st Rate Change Information

Did You Know?

  • We changed our rates effective February 1st, 2014.
  • The cost of day trips are now more affordable! We unbundled our mileage from our day rates so you only pay for what you use. This makes day trips up to 25% cheaper.
  • We relaxed our cancellation policy! See below for more information.
  • The sharing part of carsharing is important. For some circumstances we increased our late fees to be on par with industry standards to help encourage our members to return cars on time.
  • We have not changed our rates in the past 4 years!
  • eGo CarShare is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing carshare to everyone in the Metro area. Because we don’t have to answer to outside investors or shareholders, our rates are designed to cover our operational costs, and any additional funds are used to expand our program and/or are applied to our unique low-income carsharing initiatives.

For Existing Members

  • Unless you let us know otherwise, you will remain on the same rate plan.
  • If you want to change your rate plan, use the form at the bottom of this page.
  • Existing Peace of Mind members will be charged their Annual Fee on the anniversary date of their membership, starting in March 2014. You will be notified in advance as to what month your Annual Fee will be charged.
  • If you would like to cancel your membership, please email info@carshare.org, and we will get the process started.
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Member Support

We offer superior, local 24/7 member support. When you call Member Suppport (303.720.1185), you can be guaranteed that one of our friendly, local staff members will immediately help answer or resolve whatever question or issue you have. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our members and making carsharing as easy and convenient for you as possible. Most of our staff members don’t own cars, which means we’re also eGo CarShare members! Chances are we will have firsthand knowledge about most any issue you encounter. Call or e-mail us. We’re here to help.

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Requirements

  • You must have at least 2 years of licensed driving experience, so you must be at least 18 years old.
  • If you’re 18 – 21 years old you must have a clean driving record (something your mom would be proud to show off ).
  • If you are over 21 you still need to have a very good driving record. A few minor incidents/violations will be accepted, but nothing major like a DUI.
  • If you consider yourself a permanent Colorado resident then you must get a Colorado driver’s license within 30 days of establishing permanent residency. (You are responsible for following all applicable State laws)
  • If you are a temporary Colorado resident (such as a student or visiting professor) you can apply using your out of state license.
  • If you are a temporary Colorado resident and have a foreign driver’s license, you must provide with us a current, official driving history record (in English).

If you meet the above requirements:

a)  Review our Membership Handbook and

b)  Membership Agreement

c)  Fill out the appropriate online application

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Facebook Posts

100 Cars For Good Banner2

  1. Please post to your Facebook page leading up to October 20th as well as on October 20th.
  2. Use the photo the right. Photos increase the possibility a post will be seen.
  3. Please see the below Sample Facebook posts for both pre and day of voting.

Post between Now and Oct 19th

  • Help eGo CarShare WIN a new Toyota MOBILITY VAN! eGoCarShare is a FINALIST in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good! Sunday, October 20th, they need your vote and your help getting out the vote to your FB friends. 2 orgs per day will win the vehicle of their choice! Set a reminder to vote today for eGo CarShare at www.100carsforgood.com.
  • Toyota 100 Cars for Good is back! eGo CarShare is a FINALIST this year, which means they could WIN a Toyota Sienna MOBILITY VAN to help mobility challenged members of our community. Their voting day is Sunday, October 20th. Mark your calendars and help spread the word. Set a reminder at www.100carsforgood.com to vote for eGo CarShare.

Post on Oct 20th
October 20th is a Sunday, please consider scheduling a post in advance for early Sunday morning.

  • Help eGo CarShare WIN a new Toyota MOBILITY VAN. VOTNG is TODAY only at www.100carsforgood.com! Please vote NOW and spread the word far and wide. Together we can provide more mobility options to people with mobility challenges.
  • Help eGo CarShare WIN a new Toyota Mobility Van TODAY! eGo is Denver-Boulder’s local, nonprofit carshare organization serving our community since 2001. Please vote NOW and spread the word fare and wide. Together we can provide more mobility options to people with mobility options. www.100carsforgood.com.
  • Vote TODAY for eGo CarShare your local, nonprofit carshare provider serving our Denver-Boulder communities since 2001. eGo needs your vote (and your neighbors and co-workers, etc) to win a Mobility Van through Toyota’s www.100carsforgood.com program. All voting happens today (10/20) and the top two nonprofits win the vehicle of their choice. Please vote and spread the word!
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Tweets

  1. Please shorten the link if needed www.100carsforgood.com.
  2. Please use the hash tag, #100cars – this will help increase our reach nationally.
  3. See the suggested Twitter posts below.

Tweets for between now and Oct 19th

  • VOTE for eGo CarShare at www.100carsforgood.com to win a mobility van in Toyota #100Cars program on Oct 20th! Set a reminder today.
  • Set a reminder to vote for eGo CarShare in Toyota #100cars program! www.100carsforgood.com. Help us win a Toyota Mobility Van.

Tweets for Sunday, October 20th

October 20th is a Sunday, please consider scheduling a tweet in advance for early Sunday morning and again for later in the day.

  • Vote TODAY for eGo CarShare in Toyota #100cars program! www.100carsforgood.com. Help the community win a Mobility Van.
  • Help eGo CarShare WIN a Toyota Mobility van in Toyota’s #100cars program. Vote Now! www.100carsforgood.com
  • Cast your Toyota #100Cars vote today for eGo CarShare at www.100carsforgood.com! Help the community win a Mobility Van.
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