HOURCAR , the Neighborhood Energy Connection's award winning car-sharing program, makes car ownership optional in the Twin Cities. Join HOURCAR for occasional driving needs and use transit, a bicycle, your feet or a carpool for your daily commute. Sell your car without losing freedom or mobility and save thousands of dollars every year.
HOURCAR members make self-service reservations online or by phone, pick up an HOURCAR at a convenient location, run errands and attend appointments, return the car to its parking space, lock it up and walk away. Cars have on-board computers to record trip information and members are invoiced monthly. The costs for gas, insurance, and parking are all included.
Sharing cars is the energy-efficient way to get around. Research shows that car sharing reduces pollution, as trips are shifted to transit, biking, and walking.
HOURCAR members choose from a variety of rate plans to meet their needs.
- Voyager Plan: Our most popular plan is a great deal at $6 per month or $55 per year, $8.50 per hour with 100 free miles included in each reservation ($.35/mile above 100)
- Neighborhood Plan: Ideal for shorter trips, it costs just $6 per month or $55 per year, $6.75 per hour, and $0.35 per mile.
- Student Plan: Costs only $35 per year, $6 per hour, and $0.25 per mile (no monthly fee).
- Business/Nonprofit Plan: Have access to a company car for $7.50 per hour and a $40 business day maximum cost, with 100 miles included free.
HOURCAR members must meet basic requirements, including being at least 18 years of age and holding a valid driver's license. Individual, household, student, and business memberships are popular and available. For information on hub locations, rates, or to join online, please visit www.HOURCAR.org.