Business Plans

Modo for Business

Overview

With Modo, you always have the right-sized fleet and can add an unlimited amount of drivers to your account. There’s no monthly fee either, you just pay when you drive. Compared to owning, renting or taxis, $9 an hour is a deal!

More than 800 organizations are already carsharing with us, reducing their operating costs and fostering a culture of sharing.

Business accounts must have a minimum of three drivers. Are you a sole proprietor? Check out our Modo Plus plan!

Signing up for a business account? Why not a personal account as well? Until August 31st you’ll receive $50 of drive time if you add a personal account! Learn more here.

What's Included?

  • Gas
  • Insurance
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Monthly itemized invoice (your accounting department will love you)
  • And more!
Business rates
Membership Fees
$250 refundable security deposit
$10 registration fee for each driver (non-refundable)
$1 annual administrative fee
Daily Drives
$9 per hour
$72 per 24 hours
$27 max between 7pm - 9am
Large & Loadable
$10 per hour
$80 per 24 hours
$30 max between 7pm - 9am
Oversized & Premium
$14 per hour
$112 per 24 hours
$42 max between 7pm - 9am
Per km
250 km included per booking
30¢ per km thereafter

What's Included?

  • Gas
  • Insurance
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Monthly itemized invoice (your accounting department will love you)
  • And more!

What's Included

Vehicle access

Choose between cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, sedans, hybrids and electric cars.

Gas

No need to calculate the price of fuel when planning that trip to Portland. With Modo, gas is included.

Insurance

Accidents happen. That’s why every Modo driver gets full collision and comprehensive coverage. Learn more.

Cleaning

Modo’s Fleet Team cleans the cars regularly – inside and out. Learn how you can clean up on free drive time!

Parking Privileges

Click here to find out where you can park your Modo stress and payment-free in restricted zones (and where you can’t).

Perks

Membership with Modo offers more than access to vehicles across Metro Vancouver – including great perks to save members money and increase quality of life.

Business FAQ

    Joining Modo

    • Before your drivers can hit the road, you’ll need to register for a Modo Business account. More than 800 businesses and organizations across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island carshare with Modo to reduce their operating costs.

      Please note: To register a Business account, you need at least three drivers. If you’re a sole proprietor, check out our Modo Plus plan!

      *New rates and pricing tier effective June 1st.

      Register a Business account:

      1. Download and complete our Business Account agreement. You can fill in the PDF using Adobe Acrobat, or print it and fill in by hand.
      2. Email the completed form to business@modo.coop. We can accept fax at 604-608-9293.

      Our Business account co-ordinators will process your application and, once approved, they will contact you to activate your account. Once your business account is activated, you can invite your staff to drive on your account.

      Register a Business driver:

      Please review “How do I add or remove drivers on my Business account?” for information.

    • To open a Business account, we require a $250 security deposit (refundable); those wanting become a shareholding member of the co-op are required to purchase $500 of shares. Both options allow for an unlimited number of drivers on your Business account (you must have a minimum of three drivers). Then, you’ll just need to pay a $10 registration fee for each driver on the account.

      Purchasing shares grants your organization membership to the co-op. This means a designated delegate will receive one vote on behalf of your organization at Modo’s Annual General Meeting.

      Click here to learn more about Business membership!

    • You can sign up an unlimited number of drivers to your Business account. The registration fee is $10 per driver.

      Drivers need to be at least 19 years old with a valid driver’s licence.

      Drivers also need to provide evidence that they meet Modo’s driving standard:

      • N licence or better;
      • no at fault accidents within the past two years;
      • no licence suspensions within the past two years; and
      • no more than two traffic violations in the past two years.

      Drivers may be eligible to join with an out-of-province/out-of-country licence as long as they can provide evidence that they meet our driving requirements above.

       

    • If you have had a BC driver’s licence for at least 2 years or have an N licence:

      1. Use ICBC’s online request page to request they email the following two documents directly to info@modo.coop:
      • Driving record (driver’s abstract)
      • Insurance and claims history record

      Click “Get your driving records”. We will need both sets of records for the past two years.

       

      If you have a BC driver’s licence, and have also had another licence within the past 2 years, you may still be able to join Modo by completing the two steps below:

      1. Use ICBC’s online request page to request they email the following two documents directly to info@modo.coop:
      • Driving record (driver’s abstract)
      • Insurance and claims history record

      Click “Get your driving records”.

      We will need records for the past two years.

      1. To cover the out of province portion of your two year history you can either:
      • Provide a driving record and accident claims history from the country/state/province which issued your previous licence. If your driving and insurance records are not in English we require a translation of the records from an Consult to find out how you can request your out of province records, or contact us at info@modo.coop or call us for more information.

      or

      • If you are not able to provide your out of province driving records and insurance history, make arrangements with Modo to complete a Member Eligibility Declaration. Please be aware that for Business drivers who do not provide a total of two years of driving and insurance history, the Business Account will be subject to a damage fee of up to $2,500 in the case of an at-fault accident. The damage fee is reduced to $100 as soon as the driver provides documentation from their prior jurisdiction or can demonstrate meeting the criteria for BC licenced drivers.

       

      If you only have a driver’s licence from outside of BC, you may still be able to join Modo by completing one of the steps below:

      To cover the out of province portion of your two year history you can either:

      • Provide a driving record and insurance history from the country/state/province which issued your previous licence. If your driving and insurance records are not in English we require a translation of the records from an ICBC approved translator. Consult the foreign licence and driving records page to find out how you can request your out of province records, or contact us at info@modo.coopor call us for more information.

      or

      • If you are not able to provide your out of province driving records and insurance history, make arrangements with Modo to complete a Member Eligibility Declaration. Please be aware that for Business drivers who do not provide a total of two years of driving and insurance history, the Business Account will be subject to a damage fee of up to $2,500 in the case of an at-fault accident. The damage fee is reduced to $100 as soon as the driver provides documentation from their prior jurisdiction.

      You may be required to get a BC licence to be eligible to drive in the province. Read the ICBC requirements for more information on obtaining a BC driver’s licence.

    • STEP ONE

      Log in to your company’s Modo account and go to My Account > Settings > Drivers Tab to manage drivers.

      TO ADD A DRIVER

      • In the “Send online registration code” section, type in email addresses for those at your organization that you’d like to add to your account.
      • Need to add more than two email addresses? Just click the “Add” button to create more spots for you to type in email addresses.
      • Click the “Send Invites” button to send the invitation emails to the recipients. This will email each of them instructions on how to sign up as a business driver.
      • The registration code is valid for 14 days from the date it is sent. If you need to send a new code, repeat the steps above.
      • Once this is done, an email will be sent to your driver with full instructions on how to sign up. When Modo receives their application, Modo will know that you’ve approved of adding them to your account.
      • If you have fobs on site, give the driver the fob number you’d like to assign to them. They can enter the fob number in the online registration. The fob will only be activated when the driver is approved.

       

      TO REMOVE A DRIVER

      Drivers:

      All you have to do is return your fob to your organization’s Modo Liaison.

      Administrators:

      • Locate the person you wish to un-enrol
      • Click the un-enrol button.
    • We can typically have you set up and ready to go within a few days.  Most important is that you complete the online registration and provide evidence of your eligibility.

    Vehicles and locations

    • Modo has a very diverse fleet including:

      • hatchbacks
      • convertibles
      • SUVs
      • pick-up trucks
      • hybrids
      • sedans
      • minivans
      • electric vehicles
      • cargo vans

      Oversized and Premium vehicles cost more to operate, so we’ve priced them a bit higher than the rest of our fleet. Our Oversized vehicles currently include our Ram ProMaster and Ford Econoline cargo vans. Premium vehicles are BMW and Lexus models.

      Check out some of our fleet online or on social media!

    • Our available accessories vary from vehicle to vehicle. Some include Bluetooth, roof racks, backup cameras, Stow-N-Go seating, and winter tires. When booking a vehicle, you can filter by accessory to view your options.

    • All Modo vehicles, with the exception of the Fiat Abarth, the Scion FR-S and the Lexus IS200t, are winter ready and equipped with all-season Mud and Snow (M+S) tires. We currently have a large number of vehicles in the fleet outfitted with winter tires and many with all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive.

    • Yes!

      However, with the exception of baby seats, child seats, roof racks and bicycle racks, you must call and speak to Modo staff before you install any third-party equipment on a vehicle.  Trailers, hitches or other tow-enabling devices and tire chains are never allowed on any vehicle.

    • Modo offers a variety of accessories on a variety of vehicles – from bike racks, roof racks and snow tires to Bluetooth, backup cameras and stow-n-go seating. And the best part is that all these accessories are included in our rates.

      When booking a vehicle, search the list of vehicle accessories to see all the options.

    • Modo vehicles are located in hundreds of locations around Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. Our current service areas include North Vancouver, UBC, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Richmond, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Victoria, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Nanaimo and Kelowna. We also have vehicles at Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay ferry terminals!

    • By watching and listening. We use information like where our members live and work, and carefully follow the demand for shared vehicles throughout our service area. It all feeds into a mapping system that helps us decide on the next locations.

    Booking a Modo vehicle

    • Making a booking is easy. You can book using our app, website or by phone.

      Before you book, take a moment to plan the start and end times of your trip. Booking extra time at the end of your trip can help you avoid a late charge.

      Log in with your member number or username. You can search available vehicles by location, neighbourhood or vehicle type. For quick and easy booking, you can set favourite locations near your home or your work.

      Reserve the vehicle for the whole time you’ll have it, even overnight hours, so we know when the vehicle will be returned to its home location and become available for someone else to book.

      Please note, statutory holidays that fall on weekdays are booked as weekdays, not weekends.

    • If the vehicle you want is available, you can book on the spot or up to a year in advance.

      If you’re interested in a specific vehicle, advanced planning is always a good idea. For example, if you know you’ll need a cargo van next week to help your pal move, book it as soon as possible — especially for the first weekend of the month!

    • You can book on the spot or up to a year in advance.

      If you’re interested in a specific vehicle, advanced planning is always a good idea. For example, if you know you’ll need a cargo van next week to help your pal move, book it as soon as possible – especially for the first weekend of the month!

      If you live in the urban core and don’t care which vehicle you drive, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to book something immediately. Especially during off-peak times (weekday evenings, for example).

    • At the end of every booking, you must ensure that:

      • the vehicle is returned on time (check your mobile phone for the exact time)
      • the vehicle is in its home location (if unavailable, park the vehicle in an unrestricted spot as close to the home location as possible and call us immediately)
      • interior and exterior are tidy, and emptied of your personal belongings
      • the gas tank is at least ¼ full (or in electric vehicles, the range is not less than 30 km)
      • the key and fuel card are in their pouch
      • the vehicle is properly secured (fobbed out – do not use the vehicle’s power locks or key!)
      • you check that all doors (including back hatch) are locked
    • You can always cancel a booking. However, keep these tips in mind when cancelling:

      • If you cancel with less than 12 hours’ notice, you will be charged 50% of the original time charge.
      • There’s no charge for cancelling your booking with more than 12 hours notice.
      • If you don’t show up, you’ll be charged 100% of the original time charge. This charge is in place to ensure our members don’t abuse the carsharing system.
      • Finished a trip early? If you have more than 15 minutes remaining, you can end your booking early via the Modo app, online or by phone. We reimburse 50% of the remaining time charge.

       

      Bonus: If another member books the vehicle during the time you’ve freed up, your cancellation charge drops to zero!

    On the road with Modo

    • Yes.  You are expected to perform a pre- and post-trip walk-around inspection to ensure the vehicle is in good condition.

      If you spot any visible defects (e.g. dents, scratches, other damage) larger than a fob and not already marked with a sticker, or if any service icon appears on the vehicle’s dashboard, let us know right away—send a description and photo using our app or by email or call us—before you drive.

      If you don’t tell us before you drive, you may be liable for the damage.

    • Yes. Modo is a two-way carshare and all of our vehicles have a home location. To end your trip, you have to return the car to its home location.  See your confirmation email if you are uncertain about the home location.

      If something is preventing you from returning the vehicle to its home location, like another vehicle parked in its spot, call us right away.

    • If you’re running late or want to keep the car longer, try to extend your booking using our app, or by phone. Please remember to pull over if you need to use your phone.

      If the vehicle is available, you can extend your booking. If you cannot extend your booking, call us right away so we can find a solution for you and the next member.

      If the car is returned past the booking time, a late charge will apply. A great way to avoid late charges is to add extra time when you create your booking, to allow for traffic or unexpected delays.

    • Use our app, mobile site, web site or call us to end a booking early. Time charges can be reduced if you return the car 15 minutes or more before the end of your scheduled booking time.

    • Don’t use the vehicle key or power locks. Always use your fob to lock and unlock the vehicle at any time—before, during or after your booking. Fobbing out secures the vehicle by disabling the engine.  Always take your fob with you as vehicles may lock automatically.

    • The short answer is no. In case of an emergency, call us as soon as possible.

      There are two exceptions where you can share the driving:

      • Modo Plus (shareholding) members can add an Associate Member with a $250 share purchase. They can share driving and bookings. Note, the Modo Plus member is liable for any debts not paid by the Associate Member and vice versa. Contact Modo to learn more.
      • You can also add another Modo member as a driver on any single booking you make. Note, the booking will only appear on the account of the person who booked.
    • At Modo, members take responsibility for fuelling the vehicles.  You don’t have to fill the tank after every trip, but always make an effort to ensure that the fuel tank is full for the next user at the end of your booking, and at a minimum ¼ full.

      • Please fill it up using the gas card provided in the vehicle.
      • Never fill up your Modo with diesel
      • Ending your booking with the gas tank at less than 1/4 full can result in a fine.
      • Always use the gas card at the pump—do not use it inside the station.
      • Currently our gas cards do not work at Husky, Mohawk or Co-op stations
    • Modo’s Fleet Team cleans our vehicles regularly — inside and out.  We do require that you empty the vehicle of any garbage and personal items and make an extra effort to leave the vehicle clean for the next member.

      If you’ve had pets in the vehicle, please do an extra sweep to make sure the vehicle is left tidy. When using a Modo parked at a residential building, please respect their garbage and recycling rooms and avoid leaving a mess.

      If you find a vehicle is dirty at the start of your booking, please report it immediately using our app or by email to info@modo.coop. Please include the date and time of your booking along with a description of the mess and any supporting photos.

      If you leave the vehicle dirty, you may be asked to clean the vehicle, be charged a cleaning fee and/or your carsharing privileges may be suspended.

    • Members are responsible for any metered or paid parking during their trip.

      There are some areas in the Lower Mainland where Modo members can park without paying and without worry. However, these parking privileges vary by city, municipality and district. All our cargo vans and pick-up trucks have commercial parking permits.

      We also have preferred parking spots at Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, Tsawwassen Mills, IKEA Coquitlam and Richmond. Read more about Modo Parking Privileges.

    • Animals are allowed in all Modo vehicles, except Allergen-Free Vehicles, and, with the exception of service dogs, must be inside a secured pet carrier for the entire trip. Members are responsible for cleaning any pet hair or other messes.

      Animals are never allowed in designated Allergen-Free Vehicles. If you spot pet hair in a vehicle, be sure to report it right away by using our app or by email to info@modo.coop — and include photos, if possible.

    • Yes! You will need your fob in order to unlock and lock the vehicle.  Always take your fob with you as vehicles may lock automatically. Check the vehicle door handle after fobbing out to ensure that it’s locked.

    Accidents, damage and driving-related issues

    • It’s unpleasant to think about collisions, but it’s best to be prepared. Here’s some advice that could help out (adapted from ICBC):

      Step 1: Make sure you and your passengers are safe. If anyone is injured, call 911. If it’s safe to move vehicles off the road, do so. Avoid discussing who is at fault.

      Step 2: Gather the following information for all vehicles and drivers involved in the collision:

      • Driver’s name, driver’s licence number, state or province, and contact information
      • Vehicle licence plate number and year, make and model
      • Insurance information if the vehicle is not from BC

      Step 3: If there are any witnesses to the collision, gather their names and contact information.

      Step 4: Gather information about the collision scene including the date, time, and weather conditions; the location; the direction each vehicle was traveling; your vehicle in relation to the other vehicle(s).

      Step 5: Call Modo and we’ll walk you through the next steps.

    • Any damage you cause or discover bigger than your fob has to be reported. If the damage has a clear numbered sticker on it, it has already been reported.

      To file a report, you can call us, leave a note under Vehicle Notes on your booking, use our app, or send an email to info@modo.coop. Photos are welcome! Unreported damage is investigated and can result in a requirement to pay repair costs.

    • We know accidents happen. That’s why every Modo driver gets full collision and comprehensive coverage.  Modo’s fleet is insured up to $5 million under a Third-Party Liability policy from ICBC. And since we have a fleet plan through ICBC, we carry the insurance, not you.

    • In the event of an accident, Modo business accounts pay a damage fee up to the first $100, depending on the extent of the damage. (Yes, that includes damage to the tires.) For drivers using a Member Eligibility Declaration form to demonstrate eligibility, a damage fee up to the first $2,500 is applicable.

    • If a business driver gets a speeding, parking or other traffic-related ticket, you have to pay for it. If the car is towed or impounded during the booking, you will have to pay for the cost incurred to recover it. Review Modo’s fines and fees online under Forms and Resources.

    • Call us right away and we’ll troubleshoot with you. If it turns out to be a mechanical failure of some sort, we’ll assist you and help get you on your way.

    Other

    • Lots! Our rates include almost everything: insurance, gas, maintenance and parking privileges. Check out the comparison between owning a car and using Modo.

    • The Scrap-It credit can be applied towards your Modo account as a drive time credit only.  Any unused amount expires after three years.  It cannot be used toward shares purchases, administrative fees, charges or fines.  Scrap It credits can only be applied to a business account if the name on the credit documentation is person that owns the business.

    • Yes.  Our fleet insurance covers you to drive anywhere in Canada and the US.

      Here’s a useful tip: give yourself a bit of extra time before your trip to inspect your booked vehicle—inside and out. Remove any items that don’t belong to you or the Modo vehicle. That way, if you’re asked at the border, you can say with confidence that you know all the contents of the vehicle.

      Our fuel cards may not work at all stations south of the border, so be ready to pay yourself and send us the receipt for reimbursement.

    • If you realize after the booking has ended that you left something in the vehicle, just make a new 30-minute booking and retrieve your goods. Just be certain not to drive the vehicle, or book it for longer than half an hour. If you do, it will be treated like a regular booking and you will incur a usage fee.

      If you find someone else’s belongings in the vehicle, let us know and leave them there.  The owner will be able to collect them after your booking is completed.

       

    • Check out the documents below for helpful tips and detailed information.

      Carsharing Handbook
      Price list for Business accounts

      Questions? Contact 604.685.1393 (Vancouver), 250.995.0265 (Victoria) or 250.741.4141 (Nanaimo) and follow the instructions to get through to the business line or email us at business@modo.coop.

How to Join

Before your drivers can hit the road, you’ll need to register for a Modo Business account. More than 800 businesses and organizations across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan carshare with Modo to reduce their operating costs.

Please note: To register a Business account, you need at least three drivers. Business accounts must have a minimum of three drivers. If you are a sole proprietor with one or two drivers, check out our Modo Plus plan!

Register a Business account:

  1. Download and complete our Business Account agreement. You can fill in the PDF using Adobe Acrobat, or print it and fill in by hand.
  2. Email the completed form to business@modo.coop.

Our Business account co-ordinators will process your application and once approved, they will contact you to activate your account. Your account must be active before you can register your drivers.

How to add a driver to your Business account

Log in to your company’s Modo account and go to My Account > Settings > Drivers Tab to manage drivers.

  • In the “Send online registration code” section, type in email addresses for those at your organization that you’d like to add to your account.
  • Need to add more than two email addresses? Just click the “Add” button to create more spots for you to type in email addresses.
  • Click the “Send Invites” button to send the invitation emails to the recipients. This will email each of them instructions on how to sign up as a business driver.
  • The registration code is valid for 14 days from the date it is sent. If you need to send a new code, repeat the steps above.
  • Once this is done, an email will be sent to your driver with full instructions on how to sign up. When Modo receives their application, Modo will know that you’ve approved of adding them to your account.
  • If you have fobs on site, give the driver the fob number you’d like to assign to them. They can enter the fob number in the online registration. The fob will only be activated when the driver is approved.

Our Business account co-ordinators will process each application and will contact each driver once they’re active.

Fleet Sharing

If your organization owns or leases vehicles for your employees to use and you would like to share them seamlessly while increasing fleet utilization (not its size), get in touch with us. We have two decades of experience sharing fleets. In combination with our Fleet Sharing solution, businesses and government entities can benefit from access to Modo's 600 shared vehicles in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to complement their needs and further improve their bottom line.
Contact Us
Modo Co-operative
Vancouver604.685.1393
Victoria250.995.0265
Nanaimo250.741.4141
Kelowna250.469.6617
Modo Co-operative
Vancouver604.685.1393
Victoria250.995.0265
Nanaimo250.741.4141
Kelowna250.469.6617
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