Through a partnership with Enterprise, Duke students and employees got the opportunity to adapt to electric vehicle technology with the delivery of 16 fuel-efficient Chevrolet vehicles, including four Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicles. “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 actually calculated the savings to individual students who take advantage of the car-sharing program. 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 CarShare, which is more than most students drive in a month.