Local company partners to expand carsharing in Edmonton with more cars and lower fares
EDMONTON, Sept.19, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Pogo Carshare is proud to announce its partnership with Communauto, the oldest and largest carsharing organization in Canada. The two companies plan to further develop carsharing and promote sustainable mobility solution in Edmonton.
As part of the partnership, in the coming months Pogo Carshare will increase the number of vehicles and lower pricing on longer trips to make carsharing even more attractive for Edmontontians to use.
"Being a part of a larger group allows us to make investments that would have been difficult to do otherwise. The Communauto group has great experience and we can profit from their support and infrastructure" says Kieran Ryan, President of Pogo Carshare. "Lower pricing is the first of many opportunities that this partnership will produce. We plan to increase the Edmonton fleet to double the number of cars in the next two years and to take advantage of Communauto's resources to accelerate our technical development."
"Pogo Carshare is a great fit for our group" says Benoit Robert, CEO and founder of Communauto. "We share a social and environmental mission. Developing carsharing across Canada is one of our goals. Investing in Pogo Carshare will allow them to grow faster and more sustainably in Alberta. And Pogo has developed great carsharing technology capacity that we plan to adopt across the Communauto group."
Communauto is the oldest carsharing service in North America and the one serving the largest number of communities in Canada. The social and environmental driven company founded in 1994 provides a fleet of more than 2,000 vehicles in 13 cities in Canada (Edmonton, Waterloo Region, Hamilton, London, Guelph, Kingston, Ottawa, Gatineau, Montréal/Laval/ Longueuil, Quebec City/Lévis, Sherbrooke, Halifax) and in Paris, France. Communauto group operates gas, hybrids and electric cars and offers both round-trip and free-floating carsharing.
Founded and managed in Edmonton, Pogo CarShare provides members 24/7 access to a pool of over 85 vehicles on a simple pay-as-you-go basis. Pogo offers a one-way carsharing service and a two-way carsharing service in Edmonton and Camrose. Cars can be located, reserved and opened using the Pogo app. Customers only pay for the exact amount of time they use the vehicle. Gas, insurance, parking, and maintenance are all included in the flat, per-hour rates. For more information visit www.pogocarshare.com.
SOURCE Pogo CarShare
For further information: Pogo CarShare: Kieran Ryan, 403.829.6999, email@example.com; Communauto: Marco Viviani, VP strategic development, 514.499.2804, firstname.lastname@example.org