AutoShare, a car sharing company in Canada, has announced that it is the first in Canada to offer electric vehicles as part of its membership package. We’ve seen similar moves here in America with companies like Zipcar and even rental service Hertz.
The service is rolling out across the greater Toronto area, and is being supported by a variety of other companies in order to install a series of charging stations across the city for AutoShare driver to use. At this time, the number of stations planned was not released, but many seem to be allocated for the downtown area.
The first electric car in AutoShare’s fleet is the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a small, but comparably inexpensive vehicle we’ve covered quite a bit, most recently noting that fifteen of the cars are being deployed in Montreal for testing.
The President of AutoShare notes that while improving the efficiency of the car sharing fleet is a great improvement, the biggest environmental change should come by getting people to stop owning individual cars, an opinion that could help boost his business, but correct none-the-less.