Students, who live on campus, and academic departments seeking to cut back on travel expenses, may access a hybrid rental car on a short-term basis. The rental charge is $9 per hour, which includes insurance coverage and fuel. Drivers may rent a car for a maximum of 15 hours per day.
Two Toyota Prius hybrids will be parked on Maiden Lane beside the Mountainlair and two more at the Evansdale Residential Complex.
These hybrid-powered cars are great for people who do not or cannot bring a car to campus, and theres an environmentally friendly bonus to them,said Hugh Kierig, director of transportation and parking.WE Car is part of our
WE GO ! campaign for alternative transportation and will help reduce the parking demand in and around the WVU campuses.
Drivers can sign up online to rent a WE Car at http://transportation.wvu.edu/wego/we_car . WE Car eligibility is limited to persons 18 years or older, and those under 21 must provide parental consent for additional insurability. After registering online, go to http://wecar.com to login and reserve a car. Once drivers reserve their time and location preference, a car will be assigned to them.
At 10:30 a.m. on August 5, a WE Car will be on display in front of the Mountainlair. President James Clements will attend the car-sharing launch, and members of the community are invited to attend and learn more about the WE Car program.