Third shared vehicle delivered to campus

CarShare SUV

The latest addition to the CarShare fleet, a silver Chevrolet Captiva, purposely does not feature program logos or markings. It is parked north of Linden Hall (in the background) on the east side of campus. The third parking spot is west of Frederiksen Court. Photo by Amy Vinchattle.

Iowa State began the third year of a three-year contract with Enterprise Rent-A-Car's CarShare program (formerly called WeCar). Membership in the rent-by-the-hour driving option is up to 166 individuals as of October, a 40 percent increase from November 2012.

Enterprise, which tracks vehicle use, added a third vehicle to the ISU fleet last month. Vehicles now are available in the Martin Hall lot (Ford Focus sedan), Richardson Court drive (Chevrolet Captiva SUV) and the new residence lot west of Frederiksen Court on Stange Road (Ford Focus sedan).

Rental rates -- which include insurance and fuel -- remain unchanged from the first year of the contract:

  • $8/hour on weekdays
  • $8.50/hour on Saturdays and Sundays
  • $35 overnight (6 p.m.-8 a.m.)
  • $56 for 24 hours

Each rental period includes 200 miles; additional miles are 20 cents per mile.

All CarShare business is conducted online, including membership and reservations. Members receive an electronic key card, which, when swiped across the CarShare windshield, unlocks and locks the doors. The ignition key and a gas card are stored in the vehicle.

CarShare monthly averages (per vehicle)
Iowa State, Nov. 2012-Oct. 2013



Miles driven per reservation


Billed driving hours