News Release – City Launches ‘FloShare’ Electric Vehicle Carshare Program

City of Rochester 

News Release

City Launches ‘FloShare’ Electric Vehicle Carshare Program

(Tuesday, July 25, 2022) – Mayor Malik D. Evans today announced the launch of Flower City Carshare, of “Floshare,” an electric vehicle carsharing service that will be operated by Mobility Development Operation.

“Electric vehicle car sharing helps us close the transportation gap, reduces our reliance on vehicles and promotes renewable energy development,” said Mayor Evans.

FloShare offers residents and visitors affordable access to Chevrolet Volts that can be rented on an hourly or daily basis via a smartphone mobile app.

Residents seeking to use the service can download the Miocar Networks smartphone app available on the Apple App Store or Google Play to start the process. The vehicles are Vehicles are available 24-hours a day and parked at charging stations installed at Rochester Regional Health St. Mary’s Campus, 89 Genesee St.; The Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St.; and Genesee Valley Park, 131 N. Elmwood Ave.

This service has rates of $5 per hour or $40 per day with insurance, vehicle maintenance and roadside assistance included in the rates.

FloShare is supported by with a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO of NYSERDA said, “NYSERDA is proud to partner with the City of Rochester and Mobility Development Operations to put all-electric vehicles into the hands of the community through this innovative car sharing service. Pairing hourly or daily use with a smartphone app provides flexibility and convenient access to a clean transportation option that might not otherwise be available to a resident, and will help to lower emissions and improve air quality in the city.”

Mobility Development Operations is a social enterprise founded in 2018 to support the launch and growth of community-controlled mobility networks. Mobility Development works with cities, community-based organizations, transit authorities, and social service agencies in several states to implement clean mobility options, such as EV carsharing, in marginalized communities.

The Mobility Development team has worked with communities from Los Angeles to Albany (NY) to raise over $100 million for equity-focused programs and is growing to support 20+ communities with non-profit or publicly-owned programs by 2023.


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