The University of Pittsburgh is expanding its existing partnership with Enterprise to reduce costs and upgrade its fleet with alternative energy vehicles, which will further support the University’s commitment to making the campus carbon neutral by 2037.
“Enterprise has been a reliable partner for many years, and we are excited to expand our relationship by having them manage all aspects of our fleet needs,” said Kevin Sheehy, assistant vice chancellor of auxiliary operations and finance at Pitt. “Our partnership with Enterprise Fleet Management will allow the University to reduce overhead costs while also improving our fleet to achieve our sustainability goals.”
Enterprise Fleet Management will lease a total of 268 electric and hybrid vehicles to Pitt, beginning with 32 new vehicles to the facilities department, faculty and staff. Overall, the agreement is projected to save the University $750,000 over the next five years.
Under the new fleet agreement, Enterprise Fleet Management will also provide routine vehicle maintenance and determine the optimal time for replacing vehicles once they have reached the end of their lifecycle, ensuring that the University achieves higher resale values.
Pitt has developed an extensive sustainability plan with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2037, which is also the University’s 250th anniversary.
The plan builds on previous sustainability efforts and relies on partnerships, increased building and infrastructure efficiencies, use of renewable energy sources and other measures.
In addition to its extensive partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, Enterprise serves various communities in Western Pennsylvania with 60 locations throughout the area.
“Through our local partnerships and broad network in Western Pennsylvania, we have been able to deliver transportation solutions and mobility options that are making an impact in many communities,” said Sean Devlin, vice president and general manager of Enterprise’s Pittsburgh operations. “As a leading transportation provider, we are pleased to continue to meet the needs of both the University of Pittsburgh and the broader Western Pennsylvania area.”