Local car share co op adds vehicle

UBC Okanagan students, faculty and staff have access to carsharing right at Acadamy Hill.

Kelowna-based OGO Car Share Co-op, which launched in August 2013, is adding a new car to its fleet. It will be the co-op’s fifth vehicle and program officials say a clear sign that sustainable modes of transportation are a viable option in the Okanagan.

As university students arrive back at school from their summer break, they will find that they now have access to a new 2014 Nissan Versa Note close to campus. As of this week, UBC Okanagan students, faculty and staff will have access to carsharing right at Acadamy Hill.

“This easy-to-use service will help students with their weekly grocery trips, when picking up a friend from the airport or the bus station, or when wanting to explore more of the Okanagan” said OGO’s executive director Christian Brandt.

“While the cost of post-secondary education is high, carsharing can help students to focus on their midterms, not the additional costs associated with car ownership, such as parking, insurance and gas.”

Watermark Group and Academy Hill partnered with the program to add the latest car.

“We hope to continue our discussions with UBC Okanagan and the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan to add another vehicle right at the university to help meet the transportation needs of the campus community,” said Brandt.


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