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, that display a maximum of 2 or 4 hours parking.
“This is an encouraging first step. And if that can reassure the administration, we are ready to provide all relevant data to the borough to assess the impact of the Auto-mobile service in the territory, “said Marco Viviani, Director, Development and Public Relations at Communauto.
This new regulation is increasing the authorized area for carsharing vehicles by 40%. Until now, they could only park in non – residential areas of the borough. The added areas concern the following sectors:
- Van Horne sector: Ducharme / Bloomfield / Lajoie / Outremont
- Univerty of Montreal sector: Lajoie / Rockland / Edouard-Montpetit / Stirling
- Sector Outremont Park: Bernard / Bloomfield / Côte-Ste-Catherine / Outremont
- Joseph Area: Hutchison / Côte-Ste-Catherine / Saint-Joseph
Subscribers can easily spot SRRR authorized areas through real-time onboard system that tells them if the car is in the permitted area or not and whether it can be released.
Since its launch in 2012, the Auto-mobile service is expanding. Montrealers can take possession of a vehicle in 8 boroughs (Plateau Mont-Royal, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Le Sud-Ouest, Verdun, Outremont, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension. In comparison, Communauto’s traditional service is present in 17 boroughs.
Communauto is a carsharing pioneer in North America. In 2012, the company launched Auto-mobile and became the first carsharing company on the continent to offer car sharing service with and without reservation. It has a fleet of 1,800 vehicles which it makes available to its 50,000 subscribers in Canada and France (Paris). The company has the largest fleet of shared electric vehicles in Canada.
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Conseillère relations publiques/Public Relations Advisor