Enterprise Rent-A-Car is introducing its new WeCar, a national business-to-business car sharing service. WeCar will be available to corporate customers nationwide and makes Enterprise the first major car rental company to offer such a service throughout the U.S.
The new offering provides an easy-to-use, cost-effective, hourly car rental option designed to meet drivers’ changing transportation needs. Increased carpooling and public transportation leaves many employees without a vehicle for midday trips such as to doctor’s appointments or offsite meetings. WeCar’s fleet, made up primarily of hybrids and other fuel-efficient vehicles, helps solve the dilemma.
“Car sharing provides a convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to have a car when you need one during the day,” said Jeff Parell, senior vice president of Enterprise. “Our WeCar program can be customized to fit the unique needs of any of our partners, including businesses, government agencies, and universities. So, it gives employees or students the flexibility to attend off-site business meetings, visit customers or vendors, or run personal errands.”
Enterprise announced a pilot WeCar program earlier this year at Washington University in St. Louis, offering a fleet of hybrids available for faculty, staff and student use. Since then, Enterprise has begun partnering with new customers such as Recreational Equipment, Inc., (REI) in Kent, WA.
After enrolling in the program, members can reserve a vehicle online for all transportation needs— 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The cars are strategically placed in designated, easy-to-find parking spaces where they can be accessed electronically. The technology behind WeCar makes reserving and using the vehicles fast and easy, with no paperwork.