• Hannah Kamath

Hourcar: Electric Vehicles + Public Charging Hubs Coming Soon


HOURCAR is bringing a new network of charging hubs in the Twin Cities, including chargers for public use. This network will be accompanied by an electric vehicle car-sharing service.


How will it work?

Some basic details about the project:

  • One-way trips: Car-sharing members can pick up and drop off the cars anywhere in the service area (which is about 35 square miles). Members can take one-way or two-way trips, as long as they drop off the car in a legal parking spot within the service area.

  • Approximately 70 charging hubs: There will be 3 to 4 electric vehicle chargers available at each of these hubs. Some of these chargers will be reserved for car-sharing members, and some will be available to the public. You can use this map to see where HOURCAR plans to locate the hubs.

  • About 150 electric car-share vehicles will be available to members 24/7. You can reserve each vehicle for up to 72 hours.

  • Pricing Per-minute with a small monthly membership fee


HOURCAR Membership

Applying for HOURCAR membership will be required to use the car-sharing fleet. Anyone with a good driving record who is 18+ and has had a driver's license for at least a year can apply. They are creating an easier-to-use app to make this system more convenient.


HOURCAR especially wants to understand safety and sustainability needs in the Powderhorn community that could influence how you would use this service. Please take this 5-10 minute survey to share your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tcevnetwork


More information about this project can be found here: stpaul.gov/EV


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