car2go autopartage, as it known in the French province of Quebec, launched its fleet of smart cars rolled out on the morning of Saturday, November 2, in the car2go Home Area of Montreal.

This area includes Plateau-Mont-Royal, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and reserved parking spaces in Ville-Marie.

car2go isaid it s thrilled to announce the official launch of its operations in Montreal with an initial network of 250 car2go smart fortwo vehicles. For almost a month car2go Montreal has been offering free memberships to citizens, and cars are now rolling.

On launch day, car2go hosted a unique and free celebration in the heart of downtown Montreal. Under a heated tent, the event ran until 5 p.m. at 900 De Maisonneuve West. Attendees were able to register for a free lifetime membership, as well as enter to win free minutes of car2go Drive Time.

Moreover, car2go said participants had the chance to test the car2go smart cars and participate in the Park2Win parallel parking challenge.

“Once again we’d like to thank all of our partners and the municipal administrators for their leadership and support at every step of the way during the introduction of our public transportation alternative to the Greater Montreal,” stated Jérémi Lavoie, Location Manager of car2go Montreal.

Member registration is free and is paired with 30 free minutes of car2go Drive Time via the promotional code “PATINS”, for a limited time only at