Evercar, a provider of shared electric vehicles for on-demand drivers like Uber and Lyft, has expanded to the Bay Area with two new locations in San Francisco and Oakland.
“The Bay Area presents an interesting dichotomy that Evercar is uniquely poised to address,” said Michael Brylawski, CEO of Evercar. “The proliferation of on-demand companies means flexible job opportunities abound; however, many who would most benefit from these jobs are unable to take advantage of them because they lack financial means to own a vehicle and pay out-of-pocket for expenses, don’t want to deal with the hassle and cost of parking in the city, or simply would prefer not to put miles on their personal vehicle. We’re changing the paradigm by combining carsharing with well-maintained electrified vehicles and data. … “
In the Bay Area, Evercar offers access to shared 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles, located in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco and downtown Oakland. Evercar plans to add electric vehicles to its fleet as well as expand the number of locations in the Bay Area this year, according to the company.
Evercar’s shared vehicles are preapproved for ride-share and on-demand delivery platforms including Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and DoorDash. According to Evercar, its $8 hourly rate covers fuel, maintenance, and insurance costs for unlimited miles. It also includes driver training, 24/7 phone support, and a SafeDrive program.
“We selected our first San Francisco and Oakland vehicle locations because there is strong rideshare and delivery demand in these areas, and because they offer easy access to public transit,” said Brylawski. “We hope this helps ensure that anyone, regardless of whether or not they own a vehicle, has the opportunity to participate — and thrive — in the on-demand economy.”
Launched in Los Angeles in 2015, Evercar offers access to over 100 shared vehicles in 13 vehicle hubs around Los Angeles County — with plans for continued expansion, according to the company.