PSA group and MKB invest in Communauto, one of North America’s leading carsharing companies

The PSA Group and Montreal-based merchant bank MacKinnon, Bennett & Co. (MKB) today announced that they have acquired a stake in the capital of Communauto, a major player in North America’s car-sharing market for the past 22 years, with operations in 7 cities in Canada as well as in Paris. The investment was carried out […]

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Open letter by Benoît Robert, Communauto’s president and founder: Montreal is headed in the wrong direction in its quest to regulate the electrification of one-way carsharing

Benoît Robert Président-directeur général Communauto   Last Tuesday, the City of Montreal adopted its controversial regulation concerning parking for one-way carsharing vehicles. This regulation determines the modalities applicable for parking of one-way carsharing vehicles on its territory as well as the number of permits available. The conditions also include the fact that adding gas-powered or […]

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EVS29 International conference: Communauto is offering an exclusive electric carsharing experience

Montreal (Canada) , June 17, 2016 – Communauto,  an electric carsharing pioneer in North America , has the privilege of offering Montreal’s exclusive 100% electric carsharing experience  to EVS29 delegates here to discuss and learn about electric mobility. Starting June 19, and for the duration of the international conference, participants can experience Communauto’s carsharing service […]

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More than 500 new vehicles at Communauto. Auto-mobile doubles its fleet in Montreal and Québec City

Montreal, April 19th 2016 – Communauto, North America’s oldest carsharing company, announced today its development plan for 2016.  In the coming weeks, nearly 600 new hybrid and electric cars will be added in Canada (Montreal, Québec, Ottawa and Halifax) and in France.  515 of these cars are bound for the Québec market. In the province, […]

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CAA-Quebec partners with Communauto to introduce young drivers to car sharing

      Montreal, March 14, 2016 – CAA-Quebec is partnering with Communauto, the North American car-sharing pioneer, to promote the many benefits of the practice to new drivers. Under the partnership, students at CAA-Quebec’s four Driving Schools will be entitled to a free one-year Communauto membership once they receive their driver’s licence. As of […]

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Communauto and First Capital Realty enter into partnership for better access to shared mobility for citizens

Montreal (Quebec), January 26, 2016 – Communauto, first car-sharing company in Canada, and First Capital Realty Inc. (FCR), Canada’s leading owner, developer and manager of grocery-anchored urban properties, are proud to announce their partnership to facilitate sustainable mobility to customers. The agreement between the two companies allows parking spaces for car-sharing leader Communauto in four First […]

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Free-floating Auto-mobile is growing again in Outremont  

Montreal, January 20th 2016– Users of Communauto’s free-floating carsharing service, Auto-mobile, will soon be able to release or take possession of a vehicle over a larger portion of the Outremont borough territory. On January 11th, the borough council voted in favor of a regulation authorizing Auto-mobile vehicles to park in certain areas reserved for residents, […]

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Communauto and Vrtucar merge to improve carsharing offer in Eastern Canada

Montreal (Canada), January 11th, 2016 – Communauto, a carsharing pioneer in North America and Vrtucar, the biggest carsharing service in Ottawa and Kingston, announced their merger enhancing the development of carsharing in Eastern Canada. This alliance will consolidate the position of the largest group operating roundtrip carsharing service in Canada, serving from now on, cities […]

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Communauto’s electric Auto-mobile cars plug into the Electric Circuit network

Montreal, September 10th 2015 – Electric Auto-mobile vehicles, offered as part of Communauto’s one-way free-floating carsharing fleet, can now be taken and released at any of the 11 Electric Circuit charging stations inside the Auto-mobile service zone. The selected stations will be displayed in real time on Communauto’s web application and mobile site. “We are […]

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Auto-mobile Unlimited: Communauto Reinvents Free-Floating Carsharing Services

Montreal, September 2nd – Communauto launches a new offer never seen anywhere else: unlimited free-floating carsharing service. With a $40 monthly pass it becomes possible to drive an Auto-mobile for a whole month without additional costs for any trip of 30 minutes or less. On the model of self-service bicycle, trips become billable only from […]

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