Carsharing is a wonderful concept being adopted by several metropolitan cities. The idea is simple, carshare members have access to vehicles parked in lots throughout a given city. Instead of dealing with the headaches of owning a vehicle in a congested urban setting, carshare members have access to community vehicles. Most carshares have convenient online portals where members can sign up for a car model and time of pickup, go to one of the neighborhood carshare lots, and borrow the car for the day. Québec is putting a unique spin on the concept by offering North America’s largest all-electric carsharing service.
Communauto, Hydro-Québec, and Nissan Canada have teamed up for the partnership, preparing to launch the service in early 2012. Communauto has added 50 new Nissan LEAF electric vehicles to its fleet as part of the service.