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Our Community CarShare

  • Our Community CarShare Sacramento is a free, membership transportation service located in communities throughout the City of Sacramento.
  • Residents can reserve clean zero emission vehicles to run errands, get to appointments, and take local trips.
  • Two Zero-Emission Vehicles are available to residents at each carshare community and there are two additional vehicles located at the Sacramento Valley Train Station.
  • CarShare is designed for you – fully charged and ready to go!

Eligibility

  • Verified Resident of one of the following communities:
    • SHRA Alder Grove
    • SHRA Edge Water
    • SHRA Riverview
    • Mutual Housing on the Greenway
    • Mutual Housing at Lemon Hill
    • Mutual Housing at Sky Park
    • Mutual Housing at River Garden
    • Eskaton Jefferson Manor
  • 21 years of age or older
    • Required for electric car usage, but only 18 years of age are required for other services
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Email Address
  • Mobile Phone Number

Benefits

  • FREE Zero Emission Vehicles available for up to 3 hours per day or a total of 9 hours per week.The vehicles must be returned to their designated spot.
  • Access to our other services, like Transit Incentive Cards

Join Our Community CarShare

Using the Cars

  1. Reserve a Car: Use the zipcar app or website to reserve a car. The app is preferred. Reservations are limited to THREE HOURS per day and NINE HOURS per week. Instructions:
  2. Unlock with your Zipcard: Use your zipcard to unlock and lock the vehicle during trips. Scan it over the reader on the windshield. Once it beeps, you have successfully unlocked/locked the vehicle.
  3. Inspect and Report: Before your start driving, inspect your Zipcar inside and out and report any problems. This will help ensure our vehilces get the care they need and you are not held responsible for any issues. You can report issues through the Zipcar app by clicking Report on the Drive screen. If you feel that the vehicle is too dangerous or dirty to drive, please call us at (866) 494-7227. We ask that you report any problem with the vehicle, including:
    • Vehicle damage, including scratches or dents larger that a credit card
    • Fuel left below ¼ tank
    • Dirty vehicles, including litter, smoke, pet hair, or anything else that might affect another member's experience
    • Warning lights, flat tires, and other maintainence issues
  4. Drive: Our Community CarShare makes it easy for residents to go to the store, drop kids off at school, or get to/from a meeting. Just be sure to return the car on time or check availability to extend your reservation if you need more time (up to 3 hours).
  5. Park & Plug: Vehicles MUST be returned to the designated parking space AND PLUGGED INTO THE CHARGER by your reserved end time. The vehicle should be at least ¼ charged if there is a reservation immediately after yours. If you need to recharge during your reservation, check out charging stations near you at plugshare.com.
  6. Trip Experience: Our Community Carshare would like to understand how to serve your community better. Please fill out the Trip Survey.

​Roadside Assistance

Your Zipcar membership includes roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need assistance while on the road you can call us and we will take care of the details.

Call (866) 494-7227 and select option 3

 Frequently Asked Questions

  • Reservation and Registration Questions?
    Email: info@ourcarshare.org
    Phone: (916) 346-6508
  • See also: Frequently Asked Questions about Zipcar
  • About Our Community CarShare:
    Our Community CarShare is a community pilot program by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. The program is funded by California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap and trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities. Our Community CarShare has the goal of increasing access to zero emission vehicles and enhancing clean mobility options.
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