Friday, September 11, 2015

Chevrolet and AutoShare Partner to Provide Affordable Transportation

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OKEMOS, Mich. – Chevrolet and AutoShare are partnering to provide affordable transportation to college students at Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, and York University, all based in Toronto. Chevy will add 16 of its vehicles to AutoShare’s car sharing fleet for students at three prestigious universities to use.

College comes with a slew of expenses that make affordability elusive for students. But as Chevrolet and AutoShare partner to provide affordable transportation these students could save between 35 and 45% on transportation costs, helping them put money towards tuition, food, or rent. The registration fees will be waived for students to use the Chevy vehicles, and AutoShare will only charge students $6 an hour to operate the Chevy models in its fleet.

“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.”

Many automotive companies are in the midst of developing autonomous vehicle technology and other modes of non-automotive transportation in an attempt to provide more affordable and eco-friendly transportation. But Chevy understands drivers like driving, and they may have found a different transportation niche to expand their dominance in.

If things go well in Canada, perhaps Chevy will partner with an America car sharing firm and put fleets on American college campuses. Chevy understands how important for college students to have the finances necessary to afford things like oil changes or other auto service, both of which are available at our Dewitt area Chevy dealership. A system like car sharing is a feasible option for students to get where they need to while saving money and still getting the driving experience they cherish.

Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is committed to providing you with integrity and convenience, all close to home. Let our friendly team of Chevy professionals at Hank Graff Okemos help you –– simply call us at (517) 349-8300 or visit our showroom, located at 1748 W. Grand River Okemos, MI 48864. We’re just minutes from Lansing!

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