Forth Launches EV Rideshare Program for Seniors, St. Louis, MO 2021
5 minutes Date Launched: Oct 1, 2021 Dates given are approximate. Pilot Project Timeframe: 3 years
Credit: St. Louis Public Radio
Forth has launched a new electric ridesharing service for seniors in partnership with local social service providers in St. Louis. The St. Louis Vehicle Electrification Rides for Seniors (SiLVERS) Project provides a fleet of three electric vehicles (EVs) to the Northside Youth and Senior Service Center and two EVs to City Seniors Inc. These non-profits serve clients on the city’s north and south sides respectively. Cars for SiLVERS’ are Chevy Bolts and both non-profits will also have chargers installed for all of their vehicles. People at least 60 years old can use the SiLVERS service by calling either of the non-profits to request ride appointments. Rides can be used for medical appointments, grocery trips, or other errands.