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DURAND, Mich. – Could Chevrolet be dipping its toe into car sharing, as some of its competitors are? Potentially, but for now Chevrolet is teaming up with AutoShare to ease transportation costs for students at some of the most prestigious post-secondary institutions in the Greater Toronto Area.
Chevy will give AutoShare 16 vehicles to add to its fleet at Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, and York University. Available Chevy models for the AutoShare fleet will include the 2015 Chevrolet Trax, Sonic, and Cruze, all fitting vehicles for dense Toronto’s narrow streets.
“We are thrilled to be working with AutoShare to provide university students in Toronto with this unique opportunity to find new roads, both on and off campus,” said John Roth, GM Canada’s VP of sales, service, and marketing. “This partnership provides around-the-clock access to a range of fun-to-drive and stylish Chevrolets.”
The idea for Chevrolet to team up with AutoShare and ease transportation costs for students stems from the reality that the entire college experience comes with hefty costs – tuition, food, and rent, to name a few. Transportation is an additional cost that many students have to squeeze into an already compact budget.
Chevy will waive service registration fees for students, and AutoShare will only charge students $6 hourly driving rates on Chevy models. By saving students 35–40% on transportation, Chevy and AutoShare will help these young scholars worry less about finances and focus more on taking advantage of a quality education.
Is it safe to assume, if this experiment with AutoShare goes well, that we could see Chevy partner with American car sharing companies to provide fleets on American university campuses? Considering the abundance of universities and large cities that call the U.S. home, it might be a good move on Chevy's part.
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