Good bye, Modo Mazda Proteges!
Earlier in May, we retired our last two Mazda Proteges! (That’s one of them, Mr. Car 124, pictured above.)
For more than a decade – from March 2000 until June 2010 – Mazda Proteges were the most common make and model in our fleet. Altogether we bought 38 of them over the years, a record which still stands. And now they are gone.
The most common car in our fleet right now? The Toyota Matrix, of which we have 29. We also have 29 Nissan Versas, but they’re divided into 18 hatchbacks and 11 sedans.
The oldest car in our fleet? That’s now the 2004 Toyota Sienna at Denman Place Mall.
The average age of our fleet is 4 years old, which we recently learned is also the average age of Switzerland’s carshare, Mobility. Founded 10 years prior to Modo’s founding in 1997, Mobility boasts a healthy 102,100 members sharing a whopping 2,650 vehicles!
Modo currently has about 8,000 drivers sharing 290 vehicles, and growing. At last count, 11% of our fleet was hybrid or fully electric, 15% were minivans, 5% were sports wagons and 4% were trucks.
Our 300th vehicle will hit the road this fall.