MONTREAL, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Communauto is proud to announce
that Auto-mobile, the one-way carsharing component of its offer, will be available this
Friday, October 18, in a first sector of the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
borough and that users can already park their Auto-mobile in residents-only reserved zones on the entire territory of the borough
as well as in Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN-NDG).
The new service area in Rosemont is bordered by St-Laurent Boulevard to
the west, Avenue Christophe-Colomb to the east and Jean-Talon Street to
the north (see map). By Friday, it will be possible to start or complete a trip in this
area, as it was already the case on the Plateau Mont-Royal.
"This new service area in Rosemont is an important first step because it
formalizes our arrival in the borough and underscores our ability to
expand our service area quickly. Next stop: CDN-NDG! We expect to
commission our next hybrid vehicles over the next few weeks, as they
are gradually equipped with the necessary technology. Residents of
Rosemont and CDN-NDG will be able to take advantage of these new
vehicles soon. Subscription is free, why resist this new mobility
option?" asks Mr. Marco Viviani, Director, development and public
relations at Communauto.
This first expansion of the Auto-mobile service area will increase the number of destinations available to
users. It is also interesting for them to know that they will be able
leave their Auto-mobile during stopovers in all residents-only reserved zones of these
boroughs, without having to wait for the service to be deployed
Jean-Talon Market get-together
As Jean-Talon Market is one of the new destinations now available with Auto-mobile (whether it's to start or complete a trip), Communauto will be there
this Saturday (weather permitting), to meet with residents and explain
how easily they too can use their OPUS card to access any Auto-mobile. A few Auto-mobile electric vehicles will also be on-site to allow people to return home
with their purchases.
As announced on October 1, Communauto deploys this fall up to 100 hybrid
and electric Auto-mobile vehicles on the Plateau-Mont-Royal, Rosemont and CDN-NDG. The offer
could reach up to 250 to 350 vehicles at its full potential.
Communauto, true to its social, urban and environmental mission plans
to deploy the Auto-mobile component of its offer in a way that is the most beneficial for the
community and the environment. For this reason, the company asks the
City of Montreal to show vision and that she too participate in the
definition of this service in the making.
Auto-mobile is the brand name of the one-way carsharing service offered by
Communauto. Launched in June 2013 and limited to the Plateau-Mont-Royal
borough, this service was first experienced as a pilot, used to
document the impacts and benefits of this service. With the expansion
of its service area to Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie and
Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Auto-mobile is out of its pilot phase and enters a new stage of its development.
The service is expected to deploy, at full term, a fleet of 250 to 350
one-way carsharing vehicles, depending on the number of participating
boroughs. These vehicles will expand Communauto's already existing
fleet of over 1,000 vehicles in the Greater Montreal area.
For further information:
Director, development and public relations
Tél: 514 499-8099 ext. 2956