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The non-profit car-sharing service I-Go, with nine locations in Evanston, is being sold to the parent of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Enterprise Holdings announced the acquisition today.

I-Go, founded in 2002 as a pilot program of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, has about 15,000 members using more than 200 locations around the metro area.

I-Go CEO Sharon Feigon, an Evanston resident, said in a news release that the acquisition “validates our success in building a robust car-sharing market.”

Enterprise says all current I-Go staff members are being offered positions under the new ownership.

Entrprise has acquired other car sharing services in Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

The move follows by a few months the acquisition of the ZipCar service by car rental giant Avis.

Financial terms of the I-Go acquisition were not disclosed.

I-Go has been involved in several contracts with the City of Evanston, including a much-delayed plan to install electric vehicle charging stations at three city parking lots.

In an interview with Chicago Business, Feigon said that, despite the sale, I-Go would remain a non-profit and a part of CNT.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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