HOURCAR & Electric Vehicle Mobility Network
The Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Mobility Network is a project being developed by the City of Saint Paul, City of Minneapolis, HOURCAR, and Xcel Energy to create a network of electric vehicle charging hubs throughout the Twin Cities and make electric vehicles publicly available through a car-sharing service.
· Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs: The charging hubs will be located on public roadways throughout Saint Paul and Minneapolis and operated by the cities. Each charging hub will be available for users to plug in the shared electric vehicles, as well as for members of the public to charge privately-owned electric vehicles.
· Car-Sharing Service: HOURCAR, a local car-sharing nonprofit, will operate the new car-sharing service. For the first time in the Twin Cities, this car-sharing service will use a one-way, semi free-floating model. That means that you can pick up car, drive where you need to go, and park the car on the street anywhere within the service area. If the vehicle is below a certain amount of charge, or it’s nearing overnight hours, you’ll be encouraged to return it to one of the charging hubs