Detroit Evening Report: EV carsharing pilot project expands in Detroit

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Mobility nonprofit Forth recently launched the third Detroit location of its Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP) EV carshare program.

Mobility nonprofit Forth recently launched the third Detroit location of its Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP) EV carshare program.

A pilot project aimed at increasing mobility options for those who can’t afford their own vehicle has expanded in the city of Detroit.

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The Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP) carshare program, facilitated by the nonprofit Forth, provides Detroiters the opportunity to rent an electric vehicle from three locations: River Crest Apartments, Eastside Community Network and Dreamtroit.

According to Forth’s website, the program is testing a model for offering affordable short-term use of electric vehicles to rural and historically underserved communities.

Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield says carshares are important for Detroiters, as many barriers to transportation in the city still exist.

“Whether it be the high cost of insurance, the issues that we are still facing with mass transit or public transit in the city of Detroit. And so it’s important to have options,” she said.

Residents who sign up for the service can rent out the cars for $5 per hour or $50 per day, with insurance included.

AMP currently operates in Detroit, Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor, with additional programs in Albuquerque, Portland and Seattle. The program is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology Office, according to Forth’s website.

For more information about the program, visit

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.