Communauto launches FLEX, one-way carsharing service in Halifax


Montreal (Canada), June 22, 2017 – Communauto, North American carsharing pioneer, announced today the arrival of its one-way carsharing service in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fleet of 20 hybrid vehicles labeled FLEX will be made available in the coming days by the operator CarShare Atlantic, of which Communauto is a majority shareholder. These vehicles can be identified using a smart phone or the website and used spontaneously for trips from point A to point B.

It is the 8th largest city in Canada in which Communauto offers a carsharing service and the 3rd big launch of a one-way carsharing service. With this new service, Communauto reiterates its commitment to providing a practical alternative to car ownership by combining two carsharing offers : with and without  reservation.

The Halifax metropolitan area has granted exclusive carsharing permits, which make it possible to park one-way vehicles on the street at the end of each trip, in resident zones as well. The vehicles put into service are Prius C, 5-seater hybrids. The on-board technology was developed by a Quebec company: ETL Électronique.


New one-way carsharing in Halifax

Communauto President and CEO Benoit Robert said: “Our company stands out by offering two complementary offers to meet mobility needs in urban areas. Our service offers both reliability and flexibility, which allows us to contribute in an even more sustainable way to the reduction of the motorization of households.”

About Communauto

Communauto was founded in Québec City in 1994. The company has a social, environmental and urbanistic mission. It is not only the oldest carsharing company in North America but also the first North American carsharing organisation to offer a large fleet of 100% electric vehicles as well as both station-based and free-floating carsharing services. It service relies on more than 2000 vehicles. Its network is in full expansion, present in 7 canadian cities : Kingston, Ottawa, Gatineau, Montreal (Laval and Longueuil), Québec, Sherbrooke, Halifax and, since 2012, in Paris, France.

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