Lipscomb University and WeCar, a car-sharing program by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, have partnered to provide a cost-effective and convenient transportation solution to students, faculty and staff who enroll in the program. WeCar offers members access to two Toyota hybrid Priuses located at the southeast corner of University Park Drive, and at the northeast corner of Johnson Residence Hall.
The WeCar car-sharing program provides the Lipscomb campus a totally automated, membership-based and environmentally friendly transportation solution, whether it is for an hour, a day, a weekend or longer. Convenient and cost-effective, WeCar vehicles are accessible around-the-clock and complemented by the extensive Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood network of more than 5,000 branches, all located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population.
The WeCar campus program is especially popular with students because it provides a solution to car rental age restrictions and to financial concerns associated with having a car on campus. For faculty and staff, the car-sharing program offers a cost-effective and convenient transportation alternative for both personal and business use. Furthermore, the program helps remove cars from the road and reduces pollution and traffic congestion, helping the university to cut overall emissions and enhance its sustainable operations.
”Lipscomb is reducing its carbon footprint with ground sourced heat pump systems in three campus buildings and with free access for students and employees to public transportation. New on-campus housing, bike racks and convenient parking spots for hybrid vehicles encourage no or low emission transportation,” said Dodd Galbreath, executive director of Lipscomb’s Institute for Sustainable Practice. “The WeCar program’s hybrid cars provide our students and staff with another reason to choose clean transportation in our community.”
Lipscomb University students (18 and older), faculty and staff are eligible for membership. Members have 24-hour access to the hybrid Priuses and can reserve them online at any time. Vehicles can be rented hourly, overnight or for a full day. WeCar allows members to maintain the benefits of a personal car while only paying for the vehicle when they use it.
Earlier this year, WeCar was introduced in downtown Nashville. The Nashville Downtown Partnership partnered with Enterprise and WeCar to place four car-sharing vehicles throughout the downtown area. Enterprise’s WeCar car-sharing program is also offered on several other college campuses across the nation.
“With WeCar, Lipscomb is providing a low-cost transportation opportunity to students, parents, faculty and staff,” said Ryan Johnson, assistant vice president of WeCar. “This is a great opportunity to expand our car sharing program from the Nashville downtown community and bring it to students and faculty who often face specific transportation challenges on university campuses.”
Interested students, faculty and staff can sign up online now.
Students WeCar program
Faculty WeCar program (personal use)
Faculty WeCar program (business use)
Or go to www.wecar.com for more details on the company.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, owned by St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, launched hourly car rentals in 2005 and local car-sharing in 2007 as a natural extension of its business rental program and longtime focus on customized service in communities. Today, Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s WeCar program offers mostly hybrids and plug-in vehicles, delivering car-sharing technology’s speed, efficiency and economy nationwide to businesses, universities and government offices looking to enhance their fleet management operations and sustainability initiatives.
WeCar car-sharing complements Enterprise Rideshare, which serves both individual vanpool groups and large employer work sites, and together the two programs help customers reduce traffic congestion, fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
For more information about WeCar – part of the most comprehensive service provider in the car rental industry – visit www.WeCar.com. For more information about WeCar’s environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of the car rental and car sharing business, visit www.enterpriseholdings.com/sustainability. This news release and other WeCar announcements are available at the Enterprise Holdings press room.