Quebec City, Quebec – Quebec will roll out the largest all-electric car-sharing service in North America next year. Communauto, Hydro-Québec and Nissan Canada will launch the service, the first of its kind in Quebec, with 50 all-electric Nissan Leafs added to Communauto’s fleet, including 15 that are available today.
“With this project, Communauto is renewing the innovation of car-sharing and its ability to offer residents of Quebec a new way to have access to a car while taking advantage of the latest environmental technologies,” said Benoît Robert, president and CEO of Communauto. “Starting with our nearly 25,000 members, all citizens of the Quebec and Montreal areas will have access to personal electric mobility for only $37 a year, even if they don’t have a parking space to charge the vehicle.”
The Quebec government and Hydro-Québec paved the way for the priority delivery of the Leaf through a memorandum with Nissan. The Quebec government provided credits and subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles, while Hydro-Québec is providing financial and technical support for the charging infrastructure being implemented.
The first six electric vehicles available in the city of Quebec will be located in parking lots at City Hall, at SIQ in Place d’Youville, at the INRS in Saint-Roch, and at Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Édifice de la Haute Ville.