Modo (car co-op)

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Modo
Cooperative
IndustryCarsharing
FoundedJanuary 1997 (1997-01)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Headquarters470 Granville Street
Suite 200
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 1V5
895 Fort Street
Suite 311
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1H7
Area served
Greater Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, BC
Websitemodo.coop

Modo (formerly the Co-operative Auto Network), is a member-owned carshare operator in British Columbia. It was incorporated in 1997, making it the oldest carsharing organization in the area, first carshare co-op in North America[1] and the first carshare in the English-speaking world.[2] Modo amalgamated with the Victoria Carshare Co-op in 2015 and now serves 14 municipalities in the Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria.

As of 2016, Modo has over 17,000 individual and business members and a fleet of over 500 vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, passenger and cargo vans, premium cars, hybrids and electrics. Currently, one in five cars in the fleet is a hybrid or electric. Modo has vehicles in more than 250 locations including Vancouver, UBC, Richmond, Surrey, New Westminster, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt and Saanich, and at the Horseshoe Bay, Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay ferry terminals.

Modo offers two-way, roundtrip carsharing. Each of its vehicles has a designated parking space, with cars picked up and dropped off the same location. Vehicles can be booked in 15 minute increments, with a 30-minute minimum and a 30-day maximum. Members book online, by phone or using an app, and access the vehicles using a fob.

Since July 2016, Modo's CEO is Patrick Nangle, a former Purolator executive.[3]

In 2018 Modo acquired Okanagan Car Share Co-op., a carsharing cooperative in Kelowna, BC.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trevor Jansen. "Modo: The New Face of Vancouver's First Car Co-op". BC Living. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  2. ^ Ted Laturnus (2011-05-24). "Car-sharing organizations make car ownership unnecessary". Georgia Straight. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  3. ^ "Ex-Purolator CEO Patrick Nangle takes wheel at Modo car-share". 26 August 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Kelowna/Kelowna_s_OGO_Car_Share_Co_op_joins_Modo/

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