TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - AutoShare, a part of the Enterprise CarShare network, will officially transition to the Enterprise CarShare name on December 7, 2015. The change marks one of the final steps in the integration process that followed Enterprise Holdings' acquisition of AutoShare in March 2014.
Since becoming part of the Enterprise CarShare network in 2014, AutoShare membership has increased 40 per cent and is currently at an all-time high with more than 18,000 members. Additionally, Enterprise CarShare is now available at more than 200 locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area and has added a new Economy class with lower rates and more kilometres included per rental.
"This is an exciting new chapter for AutoShare as we fully integrate with Enterprise," said George Kozyrakis, area manager for Enterprise CarShare and previously in the role with AutoShare for more than 15 years. "While the name is changing, the service members receive from our dedicated, local team remains the same and we'll maintain our commitment to the community and leadership as a sustainable transportation provider in the Greater Toronto Area."
Today, nearly 95 per cent of the fleet is made up of new vehicles with 100 per cent completion by early 2016. AutoShare members can choose from new vehicles in the economy, standard, specialty or luxury categories. Options include the Audi A4, BMWX1, Chevy Volt, Chevy Express, Ford Focus Hatchback, Hyundai Accent, Kia Soul, Mazda 5 Wagon, Mini Countryman, Nissan Note, Subaru Outback, and more.
"We are thrilled to officially welcome AutoShare members to the Greater Toronto Enterprise family," said Steve Tudela, vice president and general manager for Enterprise in Toronto. "Since day one, we have worked hard to listen to our members and take steps to enhance their overall car-sharing experience. We are committed to carsharing in Toronto and providing members with an improved fleet, more locations and best in class customer service."
Members or those seeking more information on CarShare can continue to contact member services at 416-340-7888. Beginning December 7, the AutoShare website will also automatically reroute visitors to www.enterprisecarshare.ca, where they can sign up for membership, get information on rates and locations and make reservations.
Enterprise CarShare provides a cost-effective alternative to car ownership and a hassle-free supplement to public transit. And, since it's backed by Enterprise's award-winning customer service, it delivers convenience and reliability to members in select markets across the world.
More information is available by visiting www.enterprisecarshare.ca, the Enterprise CarShare Facebook page, or by following @AutoShare on Twitter, or on Google+.
About Enterprise CarShare
Enterprise CarShare is a natural extension of the local car rental service that Enterprise Rent-A-Car pioneered more than 55 years ago. Enterprise CarShare offers a variety of clean, well-maintained vehicles at an affordable price, when and where customers need them, whether it is for an hour, a day, a weekend or longer. Enterprise CarShare is available in more than 35 U.S. states, Canada and the U.K., on more than 100 university campuses, 40 dedicated government and business programs and hundreds of business accounts across the country. Enterprise CarShare has a retail presence in several markets including Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Toronto and Washington, D.C. As a member of the CarSharing Association, Enterprise CarShare offers fuel-efficient vehicles, delivering car-sharing technology's speed and economy to organizations looking to enhance their fleet management operations along with their fiscal and social sustainability initiatives.
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