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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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Student? Combine the bus, commuter train and Communauto thanks to OPUS+ student!

Between July 25th and August 8th 2011, the AMT and Communauto offer students subscribing to AMT’s new 4 months OPUS+ student membership the possibility of subscribing to Communauto’s Le Lièvre package for free. The OPUS+ student is a public transport subscription program valid for 4 months, designed specifically for students, offering a range of advantages. […]

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Editorial: The Competition Is Not What It Seems

Daimler’s car2go, BMW’s premium carsharing service, the upcoming Volkswagen project in Hanover and Renault-Nissan’s New Mobility Concept, are radically changing the car industry.

The arrival of the automobile industry’s major players on the “mobility-on-demand” market will hopefully accelerate the concept’s large-scale development over the next few years.

It may seem surprising at first that manu-facturers are investing in the carsharing industry, given that it helps reduce household vehicle holdings. Nevertheless, most of them are interested, and other powerful economic players (Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, etc.) have jumped into the market, as well. It therefore seems they have opted to actively participate in its development, rather than just watch the phenomenon unfold.

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