3M Continues Support for Evie Carshare

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With a focus on low-income and BIPOC communities across the Twin Cities, Evie Carshare is working hard to provide access to and the use of electric vehicles in neighborhoods across the Twin Cities. In alignment to support low-income and BIPOC communities, 3M has awarded continual funding for Evie Carshare for 2023.

“3M improves lives and builds sustainable communities through social investments and thoughtful engagement of 3Mers worldwide. Through both corporate giving and the 3M Foundation, we support initiatives that impact communities and provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.” – 3M

3M supports the Evie Carshare service as it continues its second year of service in the Twin Cities. To date, 3M has provided funding to support marketing and community engagement awareness initiatives in targeted communities across Minneapolis and Saint Paul as well as the branding/wrapping of Evie Community Carshare vehicles.

About the EV Spot Network:

The EV Spot Network launched May 13, 2022 at Saint Paul’s Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. The EV Spot Network will grow to provide over 70 EV Spot Charging locations in addition to over 170 Evie Carshare vehicles. The EV Spot Network was created by the City of Saint Paul, in partnership with Minneapolis, HOURCAR, and Xcel Energy. Service goals include:


Total Use by BIPOC Members

To help achieve this goal, all new members are emailed a census along with their approval notification. From time to time, we also email members who haven’t completed the census for their data. 

Data received is held privately and is not shared publically. So if you receive an email to complete, please do so. 


Total Use by Very Low-Income Members

Very low-income members are defined by those who self-certify during their application process for meeting the Access PLUS certification requirements. Those who choose the Access PLUS plan but haven’t self-certified are asked to complete a form or are transferred off of the Access PLUS plan. 


Total Use by Very-Low Income BIPOC Members

This data is the combination of the other two goals. HOURCAR, operator of Evie Carshare, compiles data and releases it annually to the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Any/all user-specific information provided in the census is private and is not shared. 


HOURCAR delivers affordable, accessible, and sustainable shared mobility services through its round-trip HOURCAR carshare service and as the operator of Evie Carshare. HOURCAR is a Twin Cities based nonprofit carshare organization, serving Minnesotan communities since 2005.