Said to be the nation’s first operational, all-electric car share service, eThos Electric Car Share will provide the Golden and Denver-metro area with all-electric sedans for short-term rental.
“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,” said Tim Prior, eThos Electric Car Share founder.
The first member, Julia Greenwald, a Golden resident, was able to sign up and take her first test drive during the grand opening. “I signed up because it’s great to promote electric cars,” she said. Nearly 100 people attended the grand opening and took test drives and several new members were signed up.
Coda electric sedans have a range of 125 miles on a single charge with an EPA rated 73 MPGe, acceleration of 0-60 in 9 seconds and a top speed of 84 mph.
eThos will provide a transportation service powered completely on local energy and is investing in renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, to further offset their customers’ driving footprint.
Rates for the car share service start at $7/hour and drop to $5/hour as members log rental hours. A Tesla Model S is also available for half-day rentals to qualified customers.