City CarShare, a nonprofit car-sharing organization in California, has achieved its goal of having more than 50% of its fleet comprised of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles — a goal that it met more than one year ahead of schedule.
This makes City CarShare the greenest car-share organization among those offering a variety of vehicle models to its members, says the organization.
“Today is a landmark day for our organization,” said Rick Hutchinson, City CarShare CEO. “In 2011, we announced our core goal to convert half of our fleet to all-electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid vehicles by 2015. I’m pleased to say that we’ve met that goal far ahead of schedule.”
Combining its own capital with grants from the Federal Highway Administration, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, City CarShare’s fleet now contains 54% battery-based vehicles. By year-end, an additional 15 PEVs (plug-in electric vehicles) will be added to the fleet through a partnership with Toyota called Dash EV.
City CarShare provides its shared vehicles at more than 220 locations in nine California Bay Area cities, including San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, Daly City, El Cerrito, Fremont and Pleasanton. According to the organization, the fleet includes the all-electric Ford Focus, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi iMiEV and Scion iQ; the Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt and Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids; and the Toyota Camry, Ford C-Max and Toyota Prius hybrids.
For more information on the organization, visit www.citycarshare.org.