AutoShare Growing Since Acquisition

AutoShare in Toronto is expanding and offering a more diverse selection of models.

Since becoming part of the Enterprise CarShare network in March, AutoShare has been able to offer members more benefits, increased vehicle options and lower rates.

As a result, said AutoShare, membership is at an all-time high.

AutoShare added it is served by Enterprise CarShare, which is a natural extension of the local car rental service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Over a four month period, AutoShare has expanded its fleet by more than 100 vehicles including 10 new makes and models. Today, 30 percent of the fleet is made up of new vehicles and more vehicles will be added throughout the summer.

“This has been a period of extraordinary change for us at AutoShare, in the best possible way,” said Kevin McLaughlin, founder of AutoShare. “Since integrating with Enterprise, we have been able to significantly upgrade our system and selection for new and existing customers, all while reducing the price. We look forward to continually providing more locations, more vehicle varieties and more options for our members.”

AutoShare explained members can choose from new vehicles in the economy, standard, specialty or luxury categories. New options include the Audi A4, BMWX1, Chrysler Town and Country, Ford Focus Hatchback, Hyundai Accent, Kia Soul, Mazda 5 Wagon, Mini Countryman, Nissan Note, Subaru Outback, and more.

The expansion of services also includes members benefit, added AutoShare, from a lower rate of $8.25 per hour, and the kilometer limit has increased from 150 to 200 kilometers (from 93 to 124 miles) per day. As part of the Enterprise network, AutoShare members now receive a 10 percent discount on Enterprise car rentals to facilitate longer journeys.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car operates 542 car rental branch offices throughout Canada, with more than 130 offices in the Greater Toronto Area alone.

AutoShare explained it pioneered car sharing in Toronto in 1998, and since that time has been a committed part of the transit system. With over 175 locations across Toronto and parts of the GTA as well as the best member-to-car ratio of any shared fleet, AutoShare’s members lead the car sharing economy in Canada’s largest city. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Company said it acquired AutoShare because it recognized Toronto as a dense, growing and modern city that is ideal for a sustainable car sharing economy.