VRTUCAR Car Sharing was established in Ottawa in 2000 by local environmentalists and entrepreneurs, with one car and four members. The service has grown into a reliable transportation network, serving over 3,000 members with over 130 shared cars (25 % Hybrid or EV) located in Ottawa, Gatineau and Kingston.Urban living and major public investment in public transit in Ottawa allows a lifestyle that simply does not include enough driving to justify the expense and hassles of owning a car – yet it’s difficult to give up the freedom of driving a car. If you drive less than 1,000 km a month and you don’t need a car for work every day, car sharing will likely save you thousands of dollars a year, give you greater mobility choice – and actually reduce transportation generated pollution, the largest contributor to Green House Gases in the Nation’s Capital. Car sharing provides flexible wheels for an urban lifestyle. You’ll get convenient access to a fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles in your neighbourhood and across the city – and pay only when you use them. VRTUCAR merged with Communauto of Montreal, Canada’s largest carsharing provider in 2016, allowing our service here in Ottawa to continue be a leader in providing shared mobility options to grow with Ottawa by expanding services and access the latest in mobility technology. Wilson Wood VRTUCAR Founder

What makes us different

#1 Think Local

VRTCAR is a local small business in our community supporting other local businesses, organizations and cooperatives. Members enjoy benefits with other local businesses.

#2 Think Environment

VRTUCAR cares about sustainability and the environment. We work with like-minded businesses and transportations providers, including OC Transpo while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We offer a GHG offset option to our members.

#3 Think Safety

VRTUCAR cares about our members. We provide $2,000,000 insurance coverage. We install winter tires on all our vehicles each fall and we exceed manufacturer’s maintenance standards.

#4 Think Care

VRTUCAR has excellent customer service experience. Our phones are answered 24/7 and our office at 322 Waverley Street is open Monday to Friday 9-5. Call, email, or stop by. We’re here to listen to you.

#5 Think Experience

VRTUCAR has over 15 years of experience in Ottawa. This means we know our community, we work in our community, we drive on our roads in all weather, and we respond to the sustainable transportation needs of our beautiful city.


VRTUCAR is proud to work with like minded organizations.

Our Team


Want to join our team? As we are now part of the Communauto Group, you can check out our jobs offers through Communauto’s website.