By 2015, over half our fleet will run on alternative fuel. And that means cleaner air for everyone.

Switching out a gas nozzle for a plug is the next big thing. With City CarShare we’re giving you a way to do just that.

Our cars are shared. A lot. So each car in our fleet gets used more than the average car. That’s why it’s important to have lower impact vehicles that are fuel and emissions efficient.

With our electric based vehicles, we’re lightening the environmental load of our cars even more. There are different kinds of electric-based vehicles and we’ve got them all.

BEV = Battery Electric Vehicle (aka all electric)

These cars use only a battery for power. Here are the ones we have in our fleet:

Ford Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric

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Nissan Leaf

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Toyota Scion iQ

PHEV40 = Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (aka plug-in hybrid)

With 40 miles of range– these cars run on gas and battery power. They are different from standard Hybrids because their battery can be re-charged from the electric grid and they can operate for up to 40 miles in electric mode.* We made unique enhancements to the Prius battery that allows a City CarShare Prius PHEV40 to go a whopping 100 miles per gallon. Here are the types of PHEVs in our fleet: Chevy Volt Plugin Hybrid, Prius PHEV 40

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Pruis PHEV 40

PHEV = Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

These cars run on gas and battery power. They are different from standard Hybrids because their battery can be re-charged from the electric grid.

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Ford C-MAX Energi

Hybrid

These cars use a gasoline engine and an electric motor for power. They are not considered EVs because their batteries cannot be charged from the grid and must use the on-board gasoline engine and regenerative braking to re-charge the battery. We’ve got lots of these in our fleet:
Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Ford C-Max Hybrid

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Toyota Prius Gen 3

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Our cars are Green-e Energy certified!

When our BEVs are plugged in, they are tapping into electricity from the power grid. And thanks to our partnership with 3Degrees, the electricity we use will be matched with Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). The match happens when 3Degrees acts as an‘energy broker’ by paying renewable energy companies for RECs based on the amount of electricity used by our fleet. These RECs are certified by Green-e Energy. So, in that way, our cars are run on electricity from renewable and clean sources.

Enjoy sharing innovative technology at rates you can afford!

City CarShare’s Electric Vehicle program is partially funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ).

* This project was made possible by a grant from the Reformulated Gasoline Settlement Fund. Created as a result of an antitrust class action, the purpose of the fund is to achieve clean air and fuel efficiency benefits for California consumers. Additional funding was provided by the Bay Area Clean Air Foundation (BACAF) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).