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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