Today, West Virginia University (WVU) launched a new partnership with Zipcar Inc., providing the campus with access to the world's leading car-sharing service. The partnership replaces WeCar's presence at the university and provides students, faculty, and staff members, ages 18 and older, with access to a convenient and cost-efficient transportation alternative - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Zipcar is an environmentally friendly transportation alternative. Each Zipcar takes 15 to 20 privately owned vehicles off the road. Gas, 180 miles per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance are included in the hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour or for up to four days. Rates on all WVU vehicles start as low as $8 per hour and $66 per day (24 hours).

The annual membership fee for anyone affiliated with WVU is only $35 and applicants receive $35 worth of free driving credit applied towards their first month of driving. The annual membership fee is waived for resident advisors, orientation leaders and WVU departments for business driving. Former WeCar members will receive a free one year membership when transitioning to Zipcar. Students, faculty and staff can join at www.zipcar.com/wvu.

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