Exploring a Saturday in Steveston with Evo Car Share

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Within minutes, Evo Car Share will become a new close friend. It is changing the way people think about car share programs.

The new fleet rolled out on March 24, backed by BCAA, and it is here to stay. It’s car sharing at its best, getting you from A to B and then C and D with room for your friends. First impressions are everything, and right away the size in the cabin and trunk was normal compared to another much smaller care share. Equipped with a wicked Thule Bike, Ski and Snowboard roof rack, HD stereo and the ability to sync music and a phone hands-free, there is lots to like. Throw in the fact that they are all new Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicles – less stress on the environment and gas.

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Most of us hope to accomplish a lot in a weekend, and this ride fits right into the fold to run errands, visit family and head out on an adventure. Living downtown is great, but it’s always fun to escape and explore this beautiful city we live in, for example Steveston, the small fishing town on the southwest tip of Richmond.

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7:10 a.m. Morning Workout: Woke up and checked my Evo iPhone app to see if one of the three cars outside my Yaletown apartment was available. No luck, all booked. Not to worry though, I sourced a half a dozen more just up the block and started into a jog to get my warm up started. Normally it can be tough to find a spot outside the YMCA on Burrard but this ride had me covered with a permit parking pass built right in. Perfect for many areas in the city, like the West End.

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8:50 a.m. After a shower and change, it was time to head home to pick up my lady and start our Saturday. Errands were first on the list and then fun. We made the most of the ample trunk space and were on our way. Trunk space was a dirty word with the last car share membership I had. With this you can definitely do-and fit-more. No questions there.

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9:45 a.m. We arrived in West Richmond to visit family and drop off a full load of champagne and glassware for an upcoming party, had a nice visit with the family and watched a little golf from the back yard.

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11:50 a.m. We made our way to Steveston to stroll the boardwalk, people watch and check out the lineup of fresh fish down on the docks. This car gets noticed! The blue bike racks and stripe along the side of the car had people doing a double take, to check out this Evo. Now you know. Parallel parking was easy with great feel on the steering wheel.

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1:30 p.m. Picked up some fresh Sockeye salmon to take it home for a Sunday feast and dropped my Evo back downtown right outside my apartment with ease.

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Don’t own a car? This service offers you more for less. It’s a smooth ride, easy on the environment and good-looking too. Pick up friends, run errands, complete Ikea trips, day adventures and road trips around B.C.

We’re already planning our next adventure – strapping our bikes on the roof and heading up to Whistler, or Tsawassen and beyond.

The other car shares need to beware of this new car on the block, Evo.

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Vancity Buzz readers get Free Evo Car Share registration + 30 minutes of free driving. Just visit evo.ca and use promo code EVO2EVO. But join soon because the offer expires April 30!

 

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