City of Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

Client Type

City Municipality

Mode

Carsharing

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Goals

What We Did

Evaluate

  • Viability assessment (electrifying carshare from operators perspective)
  • Business case development (showcase impact of parking policy on operator costs)

Project Approach

The City of Vancouver is currently home to two successful carshare operators. With a total of over 3,300 vehicles and a third of the city’s population registered as members between them, electrifying the Evo and Modo carshare fleet will have a significant impact on the City’s Climate Emergency Goals.

movmi was hired to study the operational viability of electrification for carshare in order to recommend a change in the City’s carshare parking policy. The project included gathering data inputs through stakeholder engagement (e.g. carshare operators, city engineering team, and charging infrastructure providers) before modeling the impact of parking pricing changes (discount) on the cost of electrification for operators. Based on scenarios, movmi made recommendations for parking discounts, infrastructure planning and change in federal and provincial ZEV rebate schemes.

Impact

5X

Increase in maximum annual limit for ZEV incentives.

95%

Discount on parking for all electric carshare vehicles

50

Removal of 50 ZEV carshare parking limit

7.5X

Increased electric carshare fleet

One of the most significant changes made (thanks to the persistent efforts following the project by Modo and Communauto) was to the i-ZEV program (Transport Canada) which increased the maximum annual limit for carshare operators from previously 10 incentives to 50 incentives.

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