Car-Sharing

Car-sharing is an on-campus alternative to owning your own car and is a popular transportation option in the Twin Cities. When you join to be a member of HOURCAR, the cost of gas/charging, insurance, and vehicle maintenance is included in your trip costs.

  • 24/7 access to vehicles
  • Minimum age is 18 (see terms)
  • International students welcome to join
  • Rates include gas/charging and insurance
  • Is approved for Metro Transit's Guaranteed Ride Home trip reimbursement program for emergencies

Two Services, One Membership

HOURCAR offers two different services in the same smartphone app:

  • HOURCAR: round-trip, hub-based service with a variety of different vehicles to choose from. Reserve a car as short as 30 minutes or a few days as far as 6 months in advance. Return the vehicle back to its hub when done.
  • Evie Carshare: an all-electric, one-way, free-floating service with trips by the minute, hour, or day. Find cars in the Home Area and end trips at City of Minneapolis or Saint Paul meters 2+ hours, in permit required zones, and other on-street parking spaces.

Sign up for HOURCAR and get access to Evie too, allowing you to take trips for both services in one smartphone app.

  • $25 one-time registration fee for University students, staff, and faculty
  • No security deposit
  • Students, faculty and staff get discounted rates on the Student plan for HOURCAR and Evie Carshare
  • Charging/gas, insurance, and 24/7 roadside assistance included
  • View HOURCAR campus locations and find dedicated off-street spaces for Evie

University Departments! Car-sharing can work for you too. It’s a perfect solution to your short-term vehicle needs – for meetings, research, meals, or transportation for a visiting colleague. Review HOURCAR's Business Solutions.