This is one of those safety precautions that takes next to zero effort to carry out, but that almost no one knows about. Blind spots can actually be put into full view of your side mirrors, provided that these mirrors are adjusted to contain no part of your own car. Just angle them away from you until the point where your car is no longer visible in either one. That way there’s no overlap between the side mirrors and the rearview mirror, and any car passing you on either side will remain in at least one of your mirrors until it enters your field of vision. Astounding!
On Sunday, October 20th, we will be competing with 5 other non-profit organizations from around the country for a chance to win a Toyota Sienna Mobility Van through the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program. The top 2 organizations with the most votes by the end of the day (10pm MST) will WIN the vehicle of their choice!
If eGo wins, an unlimited number of individuals in our community with mobility challenges will have extremely affordable access to personal transportation options that many of us take for granted in our daily lives. As an added bonus, the versatility of this van would also benefit countless nonprofits in our area.
Please vote on Sunday, October 20th (and set a reminder today) at www.100carsforgood.com, and get at least 5 friends to vote as well!
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At the end of July, Denver Public Works added 30+ new parking spaces to downtown by finding space at the ends of streets, shifting metered parking, and coming up with other creative ways to accommodate, dedicated, on-street parking spaces for carshare vehicles. Operators were given the opportunity to request these spaces and pay a yearly permit fee to offset lost meter revenue, making the program revenue-neutral for the City. Outside of the downtown area, operators can request parking locations on a sliding permit scale depending on location and whether the space is metered, such as eGo’s newly dedicated space on 32nd (left).
Thanks to all these changes, you will be seeing a lot more carsharing happening in the Mile High City!
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Ever wonder how carshare members use our service? This amazing video filmed and edited by George Ferris of George Ferris Photography gives you a quick glimpse into a day in the life of an eGo CarShare reservation. From getting to the car via RTD light rail to picking up friends and equipment (with the help of the in-car eGo CarShare re-usable bags) and on to the photo shoot at snowy Red Rocks. This video gives you a look at how a professional can reduce their costs by utilizing carshare instead of owning their own vehicle!
We knew we liked the new Prius Cs we have been adding to our fleet. – 4 in total so far, but we like them even more now that they have even earned the top spot as the “Greenest Vehicles of 2013”! And even though the Prius C takes top billing, much of our fleet is comprised of vehicles on this list like the Honda Fit, Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid, and Honda Insight.
Our members are making great transportation choices by living car-light and eGo is making an investment to keep our fleet as fuel-efficient as possible. A huge win for our environment and communities.
Learn more about the how the Prius C ranks and other green cars in the market at greencars.org.
Today there are about 2.3 million people sharing cars around the globe. With over 7 Billion people on the planet, 3.2 million doesn’t sound like much. But that number will grow to12 million people by 2020 according to some researchers. 12 million people that have changed the way they get around on a daily basis. 12 million people t hat are saving money each month by not owning a personal vehicle. 12 million people who are driving more efficient vehicles then before. The 3.2 millino today and 12 million future carshare members are making decisions that impact all members of the community through air quality, traffic congestion, safety and health.