Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Bring Car Sharing to U.S. Military Bases
WeCar by Enterprise Provides U.S. Military Bases with Cost-Effective, Convenient, Sustainable Transportation Alternative
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 10, 2011 – Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) are bringing car sharing to Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado and Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina through WeCar by Enterprise, with plans to expand the car-sharing program to additional military bases throughout the United States. WeCar offers an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable transportation solution for military personnel and their families.
WeCar vehicles are conveniently located on-base and provide automated, around-the-clock access to hourly, daily and overnight car rentals for active military personnel and spouses (18 and older) who enroll as members. The program provides a sustainable transportation alternative that gives members the benefits of a personal car while paying only when they use the vehicle.
"Enterprise Rent-A-Car's WeCar program provides transportation solutions to military bases throughout the United States to support military personnel and their families," said Ryan Johnson, assistant vice president, WeCar and Rideshare for Enterprise. "Our goal is to provide an alternative to ease the transportation burden on military bases, where convenient transportation may be needed for duty-related activities and other errands.”
Partnering with the Exchange continues Enterprise's longstanding relationship with the U.S. military. Enterprise was founded by Navy veteran Jack Taylor, who named the company after the USS Enterprise, the ship on which he served as a pilot during World War II. Additionally, the company is represented on the Missouri Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) Advisory Council and has been recognized with the prestigious Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
WeCar programs are supported by the extensive Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood network of more than 5,500 rental offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population. WeCar is a natural extension of the local car rental service Enterprise pioneered and continues to provide. In fact, well before it launched its car-sharing program, Enterprise rented to drivers in large urban centers who needed a vehicle for an hour, a day or a week.
WeCar members reserve a vehicle online, then access the vehicle using a membership card and return it to the same location. Fuel and basic vehicle physical damage and state required liability protection are included in the standard rate plan.
Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado and Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina are the first of several military bases to announce WeCar programs. Enterprise is bringing WeCar to additonal military bases in 2011, including Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hickam Air Force Base and Kaneohe Bay Marine Base in Hawaii, adn Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army Base in Washington.
Visit www.wecar.com/military for more information or to enroll in your WeCar military base program.
Additionally, WeCar's fuel-efficient vehicles support Enterprise's commitment to growing the market for alternative fuels and new technologies. Organizations interested in WeCar can learn more at www.wecar.com, and additional information about WeCar is available by following @WeCar on Twitter.
About WeCar by Enterprise
The WeCar by Enterprise car-sharing program provides a totally automated, membership-based and environmentally friendly transportation solution, whether it is for an hour, a day, a weekend or longer. Enterprise Rent-A-Car 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 fuel-efficient, hybrid and plug-in vehicles, delivering car-sharing technology’s speed, efficiency and economy nationwide to businesses, universities and government offices. Supported by the extensive Enterprise Rent-A-Car network of locations, the WeCar program is able to build on Enterprise’s well-established Virtual Car® rental service and its track record for making local car rental convenient and affordable for those who prefer to “buy for the need and rent for the exception.” In addition, WeCar 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.
St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings owns and operates, through its regional subsidiaries, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand and the WeCar by Enterprise program. With annual revenues of $14.1 billion and approximately 70,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings also operates approximately 1.2 million cars and trucks making it the largest and most comprehensive car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. For more information about WeCar, visit www.wecar.com. For more information about Enterprise Holdings’ environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of the car rental and car-sharing business, visit www.DrivingFutures.com and follow @LeeBroughton on Twitter. This news release and other WeCar announcements are available at the Enterprise Holdings press room.