The Benefits of Car-Sharing
Car-sharing is an alternative to the costs and responsibilities of personally owning or renting a car. It's also more flexible than public transportation. Penn works with two car-sharing companies; Enterprise CarShare and ZipCar. Both companies offer the option of opening a departmental or personal account.
Benefits for Penn Faculty, Staff and Students
- Convenience: Hybrids, mini-vans, and more are available by the hour or day from convenient campus locations. Driving is easy -- book online, hop in, and go!
- Green: Car-sharing simply takes more cars off the road. People who frequently use car-sharing also tend to sell their own cars eventually and start using alternate modes of transportation, like biking and walking.
- Affordable: Owning a car is expensive with gas, insurance, parking, repairs, etc. With car-sharing, you get the benefits of having access to a personal vehicle without all the added cost.