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Industry Carsharing
Founded 1998 (1998)
Toronto, Ontario
Founder Kevin McLaughlin
Headquarters Toronto, Mississauga
Area served
urban areas in Greater Toronto Area
Services Carsharing
Number of employees
16 (1998)
Parent Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Website Official site
These AutoShare cars are parked in a public lot near North York Centre subway station.
AutoShare in Downtown Toronto.

Founded in 1998, AutoShare was a carsharing company in Toronto. On March 26, 2014, AutoShare was purchased by Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Company, a subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings.[1]

AutoShare offered its members full size Chevy Express Cargo Vans, the Toyota Prius family of hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles - including the 100% Electric Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt,and Mitsubishi i-MiEV- buying electricity from renewable-energy provider Bullfrog Power. The Toronto Parking Authority is a partner in helping locate cars near transit, in city parking lots.

AutoShare was founded by Kevin McLaughlin, who continues the automotive innovation and tradition of Sam McLaughlin and Earle McLaughlin. McLaughlin's great-great grandfather William McLaughlin was Sam McLaughlin's uncle.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Zipcar - American carsharing firm with Toronto operations
  • Modo The Car Co-op - Vancouver carsharing co-operative of which Kevin McLaughlin was also a founder
  • Car2Go - German-based firm with Toronto operations
  • Communauto - Quebec carsharing firm, operating in Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, and Gatineau


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