Communauto

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Communauto
Private
Industry Car rental
Founded 1994 (1994)
Headquarters Montreal, Canada
Key people
Benoît Robert (Chairman and CEO)
Services Car sharing
Number of employees
Equivalent to 68 full-time
Website www.communauto.com

Communauto is a company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, that operates a carsharing service in four cities in Quebec: Montreal, Quebec City, Gatineau and Sherbrooke. The company has partnerships with VRTUCAR in Ottawa[1] and CarShareHFX in Halifax,[2] which allows customers to access cars in any city. Communauto also acquired Mobizen, Paris carsharing company, in 2012. It has 32,000 users who share a fleet of approximately 1300 vehicles, station-based and free-floating, as of October 2014. The users per vehicle ratio can rise in winter to 20 users per vehicle and drops to about 15 users per vehicle in summer.

History[edit]

VRTUCAR, the carsharing service operating in Ottawa, has a partnership with Communauto.

Founded in Quebec City in 1994 by Benoît Robert, its current CEO. Cycling advocate and environmentalist Claire Morissette (1950–2007) played a major role in its evolution starting in 1995, when Communauto established itself in Montreal as a private company. The company goal is to provide a convenient and economical alternative to owning a car.

Impact[edit]

The impact of carsharing in Quebec was evaluated in a study from Communauto and conducted by Tecsult Inc. in 2006.[3]

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