Case Studies

Chicagoland’s Zero Percent

With help from Enterprise CarShare, Chicagoland’s Zero Percent is working toward the goal to reduce food waste in the city to zero percent. Zero Percent’s online platform allows local restaurants and grocery stores to post online information about surpluses of food they have available for pickup. Zero Percent food rescuers pick up the surplus food and deliver it to soup kitchens and nonprofits the same day.

The food rescuers weigh and log each batch of food before they deliver it to the receiving organizations. Then, Zero Percent shares that information with the restaurants so they know exactly how much of each product they are wasting and can adjust how much they order going forward.

Enterprise CarShare’s Chicago team worked with Zero Percent to develop a unique transportation model for the company. CarShare now provides Zero Percent with 24-hour access to a cargo van – outfitted with shelving suited to food delivery – and offers fuel and accident protection for a flat monthly rate.

Zero Percent’s food rescuers can reserve the cargo van for deliveries remotely thanks to CarShare’s technology. And just as Zero Percent provides valuable food waste information to its business partners, CarShare provides Zero Percent with trip information, such as timestamps from the deliveries and mileage from the routes.

Duke University

Through a partnership with Enterprise, Duke students and employees have been given the opportunity to adapt to electric vehicle technology with the presence of 16 fuel-efficient Chevrolet vehicles, including four Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicles on their campus. “It’s another step Duke has taken to become carbon neutral,” said Brian Williams, transportation and management coordinator for Duke. “We’re a community that knows that programs like this save us money on the cost of transportation and keep our campus beautiful.”

Duke’s transportation office has calculated the savings to individual students who take advantage of the car sharing program and compared to the cost of owning a car – estimated at $370 a month, including car payments, gas, parking and insurance – a student could have access to nearly 50 hours of drive time from Enterprise, which is more than most students drive in a month.

Press Room


DENVER (April 15, 2014) – Enterprise Holdings today announced that it is purchasing OccasionalCar, which has been providing leading-edge car-sharing services in Denver since 2009. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand as well as the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. The company, the most comprehensive service provider in the car rental industry, also offers Enterprise CarShare – with a suite of products and policies specifically geared to the car-sharing customer experience – and Enterprise Rideshare, a leading carpooling and vanpooling program for commuters. It likewise operates Zimride by Enterprise, an online ride-matching program that connects hundreds of thousands of drivers and passengers, while partnering with colleges and universities to facilitate transportation-management solutions.

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McLaughlin: “Enterprise the right partner to lead the future of car sharing in Toronto”

TORONTO (March 26, 2014) – Enterprise Holdings today announced that its regional subsidiary, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Company,is purchasing AutoShare CarSharing Network Inc. In 1998, AutoShare was established as Toronto’s first car-sharing organization, and today serves more than 12,000 local members.

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IGO Fleet to be Enhanced, Now Part of World’s Largest Local Car-rental and Car-sharing Network

ST. LOUIS (May 28, 2013) – Enterprise Holdings has announced that it is acquiring the business of  IGO CarSharing, a non-profit organization serving more than 15,000 members, with more than 200 locations in more than 40 neighborhoods. Established in 2002as a pilot program of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, IGO was the first car-sharing program in Chicago and has been dedicated to creating an integrated multimodal transportation system for more than a decade. 

The acquisition will close today; financial terms of the transaction will not be disclosed. Enterprise Holdings, the most comprehensive service provider in the car rental industry, operates the flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand as well as the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. The company also offersEnterprise CarShare with a suite of products and policies specifically geared to the car-sharing customer experience. 


Becomes Third CEO in Family-Owned Company’s History, First from Outside the Taylor Family

ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2013) – Enterprise Holdings today announced that Pamela M. Nicholson, the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. She becomes only the third CEO in the privately held company’s 56-year history and the first to come from outside the Taylor family, which founded the company and grew it from a tiny start-up into the world’s largest car rental company. The position has been held since 1991 by Andrew C. Taylor, who will continue to be actively engaged with the company as Executive Chairman.