Competition Heats-Up in Montreal’s Carsharing Services

Carsharing services are raising the stakes in and around Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Starting November 10, Auto-mobile, Communauto’s new one-way carsharing service, will expand its service area in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie and, a week later, on Sunday November 17, will start operating in Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

To do so, Auto-mobile, already available on the Plateau Mont-Royal and La Petite-Patrie, will add 5 hybrid vehicles to its existing fleet of 100 percent electric vehicles to insure maximum vehicle availability on the new territory.

Auto-mobile said since launch mid-June 2013, more than 5000 Auto-mobile trips have been made by users, allowing them to get to know this new mobility option.

This expansion announcement happens a few days before car2go’s Montreal inauguration day. This Saturday, November 2, the company is hosting a celebration in the heart of downtown Montreal. Under a heated tent, the event will run until 5 p.m. at 900 De Maisonneuve West.

car2go autopartage, the official French name of car2go carsharing, said it invites all Montrealers to be a part of the festivities and will be offering free memberships to all attendees.