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Flexcar gives you options

September 19, 2007

ASU Parking and Transit Services has partnered with Flexcar, the nation’s largest car-sharing company, to provide an easy, affordable and sustainable method of transportation for the university and surrounding community. Flexcar offers low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles for rent by the hour or by the day. Flexcar members may use the vehicles for one simple fee, which starts at $8 an hour. The fee includes all costs including gas, insurance, parking, maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance.

Ten Flexcar vehicles, including hybrids, sport-utility vehicles and a pickup truck, are parked around the Tempe campus (the Flexcar locations can be viewed at ASU students, faculty and staff 18 years and older can become Flexcar members, and the annual $35 membership fee will be waived for individuals who sign up before Nov. 28.

Flexcar makes it easy to enjoy the freedom and convenience of driving a car without the costs and hassles of ownership. According to AAA, the average vehicle costs $7,830 a year to own and operate, but it sits parked and unused about 90 percent of the time. Flexcar allows drivers to pay only for the amount of time they need a vehicle for meetings, errands or a weekend escape.

Flexcar also helps improve the environment. Studies have shown that every car-share vehicle can take up to 15 private vehicles off the road, which means less pollution, traffic and parking congestion. For more information, visit, or call 1-877-FLEXCAR.