SOURCE Enterprise CarShare
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise CarShare today announced the launch of its services in Hoboken, N.J., and Jersey City, N.J. Expansion into both markets underscores the company's rapid growth in the New York City metro area. Since June, Enterprise CarShare has doubled its fleet in New York City, and membership has increased in the metro area by nearly 50 percent.
Today, Enterprise CarShare is available on more than 75 university campuses and 40 government and business campuses and in nearly 20 major markets including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago.
"Our expansion into New Jersey will provide even more area commuters with a car share option that features up-to-date vehicles and first-rate customer service," said Ryan Johnson, assistant vice president of Enterprise CarShare. "As urbanization continues, car sharing plays an increasingly significant role in serving local transportation needs, and our service is poised for continued growth throughout the entire region."
New Jersey CarShare users will have access to nearly ten types of vehicles, ranging from economy cars to minivans and SUVs. Additionally, for a limited time, Enterprise is offering to waive the application fee and one-year membership charge for any New Jersey CarShare members. New members will also receive $15 in driving credits.
"Because our car-sharing services are part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, we have access to newer, cleaner and well-maintained vehicles and offer a lower member-to-car ratio than any other car rental or car-sharing company," said Johnson.
Enterprise CarShare is a cost-effective alternative to car ownership, an environmentally-friendly supplement to public transit and, since it's backed by Enterprise's award-winning customer service, delivers convenience and reliability to members in select markets across the country.
About Enterprise CarShare
Enterprise CarShare is a natural extension of the local car rental service that Enterprise Rent-A-Car pioneered more than 55 years ago. Enterprise CarShare offers a variety of clean, well-maintained vehicles at an affordable price, when and where customers need them, whether it is for an hour, a day, a weekend or longer. In 2011, Enterprise entered a major retail car-sharing market for the first time by acquiring PhillyCarShare in Philadelphia, and then, in 2012, it acquired Mint Cars On-Demand in Boston and New York City. In May 2013, Enterprise acquired the business of IGO CarSharing, the first car-sharing program in Chicago, and in September 2013 launched in Washington, D.C.
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