Local Car-Sharing Service Adds Electric Vehicle to Fleet

Melissa Dupuis, vice-president of the board for Peg City Car Co-op, unveils the new Chevrolet Volt to the service’s fleet on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (BERNICE PONTANILLA / METRO WINNIPEG)

An electric vehicle has been added to a Winnipeg car-sharing service, allowing users to share the energy efficient vehicle when needed.

Through a partnership with IBEX Payroll, Peg City Car Co-op rolled out a 2012 Chevrolet Volt on Tuesday to its existing fleet of fuel efficient cars.

The Volt and its charging station are located at IBEX Payroll’s office at 421 Mulvey Ave East, just south of the Osborne underpass near the rapid transit station.

Peg City Car Co-op launched in June 2011 as a means to provide a car-sharing service in the city. The co-op offers those without vehicles the opportunity to share vehicles on an hourly basis with other users.

The average co-op user puts on between 20-25 kilometres per trip, making the Volt the ideal choice for the fleet, which can travel up to 80 kilometres on a single charge.

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