Montreal’s uberX Rider Zero: Alexandre Despatie

Last updated: 7 Dec 2015

Local hero Alexandre Despatie embodies the soul of of our city and constantly captures the spirit of what it means to be on the go. So naturally, there was no one better than Alexandre to join us as our first uberX rider here in Montreal!

Alexandre jumped at the chance to try uberX, having heard from his girlfriend and friends who had tried  – and recommended – it in the States. Leaving the Breakfast Television set to head to one of many events for all of the causes he supports, Alexandre quickly found there was no better way to roam around the city than with uberX – especially with our partner Francois driving him around in his Electric Chevy Volt!


uberX, Uber’s ridesharing option, is revolutionizing transportation choice around the world. At the touch of a button, uberX connects residents and visitors looking for a ride with local transportation providers at prices approximately 30% less than local taxis. Our uberX ridesharing driver partners use their personal cars, choose their own hours and supplement their income by utilizing Uber’s lead-generation technology platform. All uberX rides are given by thoroughly screened driver partners and backed by constantly improving safety practices with Uber’s stringent background checks for driver-partners, in addition to an insurance policy that is 5x what is required of local taxis in Montreal.

Here’s how to snatch yourself a UberX:

  1. Download Uber via the App Store on iOs, Android, & BB phones.
  2. No need for cash. Register your account with a valid credit card (Visa/MC)
  3. Drop the pin on a pick up location & track the car in real-time.

Uber on, Montreal!

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