January 19, 2013
Community Car Share has operated a carsharing service in the Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada for 14 years. Three years ago CCS put vehicles into Hamilton, Ontario and now operates a fleet of 26 vehicles with plans to expand into new markets later this year.
There are 10 car sharing cooperatives in Canada. Each organzation is independently owned and democratically governed by the member-drivers. The cooperatives cooperate with each other to share non-competitive business intelligence on online booking systems, in-car technology, vehicle purchase and maintenance, marketing, finance and strategic initiatives.