eThos Electric Car Share launched to provide nation's first all-electric car share service
Tuesday November 11, 2014
DENVER - The nation's first all-electric car share service has been launched by Golden-based eThos Electric Car Share and will provide the Golden and Denver metro area with American-made, all-electric sedans for short-term rental.
The company will use Coda, an all-electric four-door sedan made by California-based manufacturer Coda Automotive with a drivetrain supplied by UQM in Longmont.
"Our fleet cars are zippy and reliable," said Tim Prior, eThos Electric Car Share founder. "We have more electrical outlets than gas pumps in the United States. An all-electric car share service is a logical next step for those looking to save money and reduce their carbon footprint."
Codas have a range of 125 miles on a single charge with an EPA-rated 73 miles per gallon equivalent, accelerate to 60 mph in 9 seconds and have a top speed of 84 mph.
"Quiet is the new loud," Prior said. "I love to see a driver's face light up when they push on the accelerator for the first time."
Rates for the car share service start at $7 per hour and drop to $5 per hour as members log rental hours. A Tesla Model S is also available for half-day rentals to qualified customers.