City CarShare and Toyota Announce New Car-Sharing Fleet

In partnership with Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., City CarShare, a nonprofit car-sharing organization, recently launched a new car-sharing program called Dash at Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton, Calif.

Dash, a three-year pilot program, will offer short distance transportation options for both employers’ business needs and for their carpool, vanpool and public transportation commuters. According to City CarShare, Toyota is providing 30 Scion iQ electric vehicles to the Dash fleet.

“City CarShare is pleased to introduce Pleasanton’s first electric car-sharing vehicles at Hacienda, through our Dash fleet,” said Rick Hutchinson, CEO of City CarShare. “By providing a car-sharing option for commuters, we are working towards our goal to take 20,000 cars off of Bay Area roads by 2020, while promoting and encouraging transit, walking, carpooling and cycling.”

The Scion iQ features a high-output lithium-ion battery system that delivers an electric power consumption rate of 104 Wh/km in an ultra-compact package. The 12-kWh battery can provide a range of about 40 miles and can be fully charged in about three hours.

“Toyota is exploring new business models like the City CarShare Dash fleet to meet the future mobility needs of our customers,” said Craig Scott, advanced technology vehicle manager for Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. “The Scion iQ EV fleet will help us understand how electric vehicles are used in an active car-sharing program and the viability of this type of program for future technologies.”

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