Sustainable WeCar Program Unveiled to Students
(Sept. 26, 2012) On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Armstrong President Linda Bleicken, Vice President for Business and Finance David Carson, and the President of the Student Government Association, Kwame Phillips, introduced to the Armstrong student body a fully electric Chevy Volt available for students’ use through Enterprise’s WeCar car sharing system. The sustainable WeCar will stay on the Armstrong campus, at charging stations next to Windward Commons, to be available for student use. Enterprise currently employs an Armstrong student to manage the program.
The WeCar car sharing service is designed to allow students the ability to reserve and rent a vehicle on-site for an hour, a day or overnight. WeCar vehicles are a cost-effective and environmentally friendly transportation solution for students. For more information, visit WeCar's customized web page for Armstrong.
In addition to Enterprise, the City of Savannah and the City’s parking services division have been key partners with Armstrong on the Volt WeCar program. In acknowledgement of both Savannah’s and Armstrong’s sustainability efforts, Armstrong students will not be charged for parking when driving the WeCar.
Siemens, the global electronic and electric engineering company, is also a strong Armstrong partner, and the company is donating to Armstrong two more charging stations, to support Armstrong’s and the City's commitment to sustainability. The two new charging stations will be installed near Forsyth Park and the Visitor’s Center in downtown Savannah.
In addition to Armstrong students, faculty and staff, representatives from the City of Savannah, Siemens and Enterprise were on hand for the unveiling.