Minnesota-based carsharing service Hourcar announced a partnership with Xcel Energy to convert its fleet to entirely electric vehicles by 2020.
The service is aimed at providing all-electric, hub-based, one-way transportation. Instead of returning vehicles to their pickup location, drivers can deposit a vehicle at a designated hub area.
The partnership is motivated by the effects of vehicle emissions in low-income communities, where children are more at risk of developing asthma and health issues as a result of air pollution.
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