March 7, 2013
HOURCAR announced a major expansion today. The Twin Cities homegrown car-sharing operator will increase its fleet to at least 70 vehicles over the next 18 months, extending service to as many as 3,500 users in diverse Minneapolis and Saint Paul neighborhoods. Funds for the expansion were provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative.
HOURCAR, a nonprofit business that was founded in 2005, currently serves 1,900 car-sharing members in the Twin Cities [including a Hub at 38th & Nicollet behind Blackbird Cafe installed in 2009 by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association with support from the City of Minneapolis Climate Change Grant and The Lander Group]. Its members have access to 39 late-model, fuel-efficient vehicles for personal use.