We’re a consumer co-op, and that means our membership drives us to provide a meaningful alternative to car ownership. We get people moving in a way that’s convenient, affordable, and sustainable.
The seeds of Peg City Car Co-op date back to 2007 when five volunteers started talking about a new approach to transportation in Winnipeg. A lot of people doubted that carsharing was possible here, but we launched against the odds in 2011 with a grand total of three cars and forty members. After more than a decade of perseverance and dedication, we’re proud to host a diverse fleet of more than 130 vehicles, with round-trip and free-floating options serving more than 3,000 members.
Our membership drives us to provide the best possible carsharing experience, transforming transportation in Winnipeg through access and choice. We’re only able to reach this goal in collaboration with you – our membership, supporters, and the wider community.
Carsharing means we share the load of vehicle ownership together. All that sharing saves our members money, reduces CO2 emissions, decreases traffic and parking congestion, and makes Winnipeg a place we’re proud to call home.
WE’RE A CO-OP
“A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.”
That’s a fancy way of saying that our members help shape the way we do things.
Peg City Car Co-op members have a say in our governance and operations by voting at the Annual General Meeting, and also have the opportunity to participate by way of elections to the working volunteer board of directors, or by volunteering on one of many committees.
Membership comes with its perks! Anyone on our Member, Member+, Non-Profit, and Corporate holds voting rights, can run for our board, and benefits from a number of deals and discounts.
1 carsharing vehicle takes as many as 15 cars off the road.
75% of our members commute to work by bus or active transportation.
People who carshare reduce their C02 emissions by 30-50%.
Over 60% of our members sold their car or postponed buying a car after joining Peg City.
The average vehicle costs $8,000 a year to privately own and maintain while the average Peg City member spends less than $2,000 a year on carsharing.
Peg City Car Co-op is made up of a small but dedicated team of staff that work to make carsharing an amazing experience in Winnipeg!
Chief Executive Officer
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Francesca Carella Arfinengo
Member Services Coordinator
Member Services Coordinator
Member Services Support
Tamir Bourlas • President
Kaye Grant • Vice President
Mark Bauche • Secretary
Riel Moar • Treasurer
Kelsey Evans • Member at Large
Ian Walker • Member at Large
Natalie Copps • Member at Large
Alexondra Moar • Member at Large
Jared Jozak • Member at Large
Directors of Peg City Car Co-op are elected by members at the Annual General Meeting. Interested in getting involved? Contact us at (204) 793-3912 or [email protected].
What is the cost of vehicle ownership vs the cost of carsharing?
According to the Canadian Automobile Association’s Annual Driving Costs Report, the average cost of owning and operating a vehicle in Canada is $8,000 yearly. To be a Peg City Car Co-op Member only costs the refundable share price of $500, and you only pay for the service when you use it. On average, our members spend about $1,200 a year on carsharing. All usage rates cover gas, insurance, parking and maintenance. We worry about winter tires and inevitable repairs or replacements.
How do I know if it’s the right fit for me?
You primarily get around by walking, biking, or transit but would sometimes like the convenience of access to a car. Or maybe you want access to a second car without the added cost. Perhaps you don’t own or are thinking of selling your car. Carsharing also works well for those living centrally who are paying a lot for parking or whose building doesn’t provide parking.
What are the environmental benefits of carsharing?
In general, the environmental benefits of carsharing for the individual and society include less traffic congestion and reduced need for parking. Carsharing encourages members to choose when they drive more carefully, which means fewer vehicles on the road and fewer vehicle km travelled. This leads to fewer Greenhouse Gas emissions and air pollutants. Peg City members use transit, walk, and cycle more than the average Winnipegger.