Car sharing is shifting at the University of Minnesota.
Hourcar is a program of the St. Paul-based Neighborhood Energy Connection. The nonprofit won a competitive-bidding contract with the U. It will replace ZipCar, which has had the contract since 2005.
Hourcar will install 10 cars on campus by August 1 and expects to have 80 vehicles available by early 2014.
Car sharing is popular with consumers who don't need a car every day, and with those who are on a budget or are energy conscious.