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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