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WHAT DOES IT COST TO JOIN THE ISLAND CARSHARE?

A one-time, refundable $500 full Member Share Deposit and $20 Registration Fee, are required to start. Refund only available after 6 months prior notice of leaving the Co-op. Associate memberships are available for $250 if you are from same household as a full member.

Through our Membership Assistance Fund you may be able to pay for part of your shares over several months instead of all at once up front. Please ask us for details.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO USE AN ISLAND CARSHARE CAR?

Costs include gas, insurance, maintenance, cleaning & repairs. These fees are based on a compact car driven 18,000 km per year with gasoline at 1.40 per litre. They reflect the Kootenay car share co-op fees a successful rural carshare co-op. (12 years in operation) The Kootenay Carshare Vehicles (19) are covered by ICBC fleet insurance, our costs are higher as we will start with only one vehicle. These costs are close but approximate for now.

Costs per hour per trip: $1.60/ per hour for first 8 hours, $.60 for each hour after

Costs per kilometre per month:
45¢ per kilometre for the first 100 km
37¢ per kilometre for each additional kilometre up to 300 km
29¢ per kilometre after that

Membership fees per month: (Based on km driven)
0 - 100 km $5.00 per month
100 - 300 km $10.00 per month
300 - plus km $35.00 per month

Island CarShare Cooperative’s Fuel Fluctuation Adjustment addresses unpredictable gas prices while keeping rates stable and fair. The FFA is calculated based on the average price of unleaded gasoline on Cortes Island in the invoice month and is applied when gas is priced above $1.40 per litre. At that point, the FFA increases the “Costs per km” by 1 cent per km for every 10 cent increase in the price of a litre of gas.

Monthly Invoice:
If you use a car, you'll receive an itemized invoice for your vehicle usage for the month, membership, hourly, and kilometre usage charges, plus applicable taxes, less credits for gas and other items purchased for vehicles, by the middle of the following month.