Enterprise launches council-backed car sharing scheme trial
The sub-120g/km vehicles, based in Woking's central multi-storey car park, are available for up to four hours at a time.
Once subscribed to the programme, Woking employees are able to book the vehicles via the dedicated WeCar website.
After the initial trial, it is anticipated that the programme will be extended to local businesses and residents.
Rob Ingram, director of business rental at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, said: 'The WeCar car sharing programme was driven by their desire to look for ways to more effectively tackle their transport needs with the underlying aim of reducing their fleet emissions.
'The aim is to help employees understand the impact their choices make and encourage a step change in their attitudes to business travel, with the overall goal of reducing the council's carbon footprint.'
Lara Curran, senior policy officer for Climate Change at Woking Borough Council, added: 'As part of our Climate Change Strategy, the council has become increasingly focused on reducing its CO2 emissions and impact on the environment.
'It became apparent after reviewing our staff transport policy that more could be done in terms of how we manage our vehicle use.
'WeCar is not a revolution in terms of business travel. What it does provide is a great addition to our travel options, which will continue to include rental, leasing and public transport. More importantly, it provides the opportunity to tackle some of our higher-risk, higher-polluting business trips.'For more of the latest industry news, click here.