Car sharing program coming to Raleigh

In this photo provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the company's WeCar is is seen in an August 13, 2008 photo in St. Louis. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced its new car sharing service called WeCar is going nationwide and will be targeted to corporate campuses, government installations and universities nationwide. (AP Photo/Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Mary Butkus)

July 21, 2010 4:07:16 AM PDT
Cost effective car sharing is coming to Raleigh and an official announcement introducing the program is expected Wednesday.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car will announce WeCar at a press conference this morning. It will be the city's first car sharing program.

Car sharing programs are already popular on corporate and college campuses. WeCar already operates in St. Louis and Nashville, Tenn. A similar program is offered on the Duke and UNC campuses.

Thanks to the Downtown Living Advocates and the Glenwood Agency, WeCar is making its debut. It's an open membership car sharing program that will offer both residential and business communities with a new sustainable, cost effective mode of transportation.

Most of the WeCar fleet is hybrids and the company says all of the cars are fuel efficient.

Because sharing cars will reduce the number of vehicle on the road, the company hopes it will add to a cleaner, greener environment.

If you're interested in trying out WeCar, you can make a reservation online at www.wecar.com.

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