A couple months ago, my boyfriend and I made a conscious decision not to renew the insurance on our car. Like many others in the city, we decided to ditch our car because of the costs associated with something we barely needed. Public transit takes us almost everywhere we need to go and most destinations are a close cab ride or even walk away. But then there are occasions when you’re in a time crunch or plan on heading a bit further out of the city that make having a car pretty convenient. So where’s the middle ground?
Created by BCAA, Evo is the newest pick-up and drop-off car share addition to the city. After being stuck in the rain and not wanting to cab, my boyfriend used the mobile app to find an Evo near Chinatown and dropped it off a block from our apartment near the Vancouver Public Library to get set for our weekend of adventures. The car share has a full fleet of Toyota Prius C hybrid four-door cars with room for five people AND has roof racks for your skis and bikes. We had the opportunity to test one out for the weekend and up first on our checklist was a long overdue trip to Swedish wonderland, IKEA.