Evo Car Share earns easy A with UBC students

Dec 20 2017, 1:25 am

There’s a new car share on campus, and Evo, with its black coloured Toyota hybrid cars sporting bright blue ski/bike racks, is scoring an easy A with UBC students.

Evo Car Share, created by BCAA, recently expanded its Home Zone to include UBC Campus, and it’s already become a hit amongst students who need flexible transportation options to get to and from campus and enjoy university life with their friends. Since it’s the only pick-up drop-off anywhere service offering a full fleet of four-door, hybrid vehicles that seats five, has more cargo space and ski/bike racks, students say Evo is helping them stay mobile.

According to a recent poll conducted with over 200 UBC student Evo Members, Evo is a time and money saver for the budget conscious, time-starved student looking for a more spacious car share vehicle.

The poll, conducted September 4 to 10, revealed that members found Evo’s service and roomy hybrid cars could improve their university experience in the following ways:

  • Allows students to do more stuff off campus with more friends (89%)
  • Helps them save money since they can go places with more friends and split costs (87%)
  • Allows them to transport all the items they need for the day such as sports equipment, books, laptops and gym bags (83%)

Image: Evo

UBC student Evo Members also say that using the car share helps them with their school work because the service allows them to get their personal errands done faster, freeing them up for more study time (92%). And 64% say Evo helps them go off campus with fellow students to work on group projects.

The poll also shows that students find Evo cars useful to go grocery shopping, eat out and exercise, including hiking, skiing, cycling, kayaking and playing organized sports. Students also noted that Evo allows them to get to medical appointments (73%) and job interviews (81%).

A few additional student advantages to using Evo according to survey respondents include:

  • Buying or moving small furniture
  • Costco shopping trips
  • Visiting parents off campus
  • Picking up friends and relatives from airport
  • Sleeping in and avoiding parking fees

To kick off the school year and to celebrate its latest Home Zone expansion, Evo has been participating at UBC-sponsored Alma Mater Society (AMS) events with a special, limited-time offer just for students which includes free registration and free driving minutes (almost $50 CAD value). Evo is also conducting an online contest for students to take a photo with an Evo car and post it on social media using the hashtag #evocarshare for a chance to win $500.

Students who are BCAA Members also receive and a 10% usage credit. For more details and to learn how Evo works, visit Evo.ca/ubc.


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