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Hui Car Share is a car sharing service located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, as a partnership between Toyota and Servco (Hawaii’s largest privately owned business) which specializes in auto sales.

How does Hui Car Share work?

It is an app-based round-trip car share platform. What does round-trip mean? Basically, cars are located at specific stations, and you have to return the car to the station where you picked it up. This is similar to Uhaul Car Share, where you pick up your vehicle in a designated location and return it to the same place. For contrast, other car sharing services like Car2Go are free-floating, meaning that users can park them in designated service areas and then locate them with a smartphone app.


Cars are located at 30 stations in the Ala Moana, Downtown, and Kakaako areas. Users can book for an hour or day and unlock using Toyota’s Smart Key Box technology, which makes a digital key to unlock and start the car, all using the Hui app.

Who can use Hui Car Share?

There are a few requirements:

  • U.S. driver’s license
    • At least 19 years old
    • 18 months with a valid license
    • 36 months free of major moving violations
    • 18 months with three or fewer minor moving violations
  • International drivers license
    • At least 25 years old
    • All other driving record requirements are the same as U.S. requirements


Keep reading our Hui review for pros and cons of using this car sharing program.

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The Good

  • No Initial Fees
  • Car Options and Pricing
  • Amenities

No Initial Fees

With Hui, there is no signup or verification fee. Users simply download the app and register. Most users with a U.S. license will be registered in just a few minutes. International license holders may take a little more time to complete their registration and be cleared to get on the road.

Car Options and Pricing

Hui has three basic car options for your trip, and the price depends on which vehicle you choose. The following are your travel options with Hui:

Prius: $9.95 per hour or $79.60 per day
Camry XSE: $13.95 per hour or $111.60 per day
RX & RS F Sport: $19.95 per hour or $159.60 per day

Amenities

Often the biggest benefits of car sharing are that you don’t have to buy a car, pay for parking, insurance, and maintenance.

Does Hui offer any added benefits? What is included in your rental fee?

  • 24/7 help desk
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Cleaning
  • Gas
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Parking at the station
  • Taxes

Gas is even included. Each vehicle comes with a fuel card in the center console.

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The Bad

  • Payment Options
  • Availability
  • Insurance Deductible

Payment Options

Customers can pay with a credit card (Visa or Mastercard), but prepaid and debit cards are not accepted.

Additionally, for each reservation, there is a $100 preauthorization hold put on your card. This hold can take five to seven business days to be released.

Availability

Currently, this program is only offered in Hawaii, and just on the island of Oahu. It is the Toyota Mobility Services Platform’s global pilot program. Hopefully, this program will be available in more locations nationwide.

Insurance Deductible

Hui members receive liability coverage of 20/40/10 ($20,000 bodily injury per person, $40,000 bodily injury maximum). That is fine, but users are also responsible for the first $1,000 in damage.

While other car sharing programs offer a damage waiver for a small fee with each reservation, Hui doesn’t offer one at this time.

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The Bottom Line

With Hui Car Share, you can enjoy the benefits of owning a car while skipping out on paying for insurance and gas, especially in a state with higher than average gas prices. With the variety of vehicles available, you can use Hui for day trips while on vacation or just for running errands. All booking and payment are done through the app.

This is a great opportunity for residents of and visitors to Oahu to try out Toyota’s pilot program, while saving on gas. However, if you get in an accident while driving a Hui vehicle, you will be held accountable for the first $1,000 in damage.


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