What’s So Special, You Say – Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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In February, Enterprise Rent-A-Car opened its Torrance rental office. What’s so special about that? Well, there are now 19 Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations in the United States offering electric vehicle (EV) rentals
From the corporate office perspective
, Lee Broughton, Head of Corporate Sustainability says, “Our industry’s future depends on keeping passenger vehicles – and the fuels required to power them – economically viable and socially acceptable. So, it’s important to invest in and integrate alternatives into our fleet.”
“We’re a catalyst to EV infrastructure development, which includes offering extended test drives of EVs via rentals,” adds Greg Tabak, Director of EV Programs. Enterprise’s continued rollout of EVs, in the form of the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt, is part of its overall goal to use its fleet as a “petri dish” to help grow the EV market.
From the consumer’s perspective, we have a chance to rent an environmentally-friendly vehicle and, to top it off, Enterprise won’t charge us if the car comes back less than fully charged.
Enterprise isn’t putting on the breaks yet. In collaboration with the South Bay Cities Council of Government, Enterprise is piloting a program at the Torrance office for EV car owners. When they need to rent a longer-range vehicle, they’ll receive a 15% discount and are offered the opportunity to charge their own EVs at Enterprise during the rental.
No matter from what perspective you’re looking, it’s definitely looking good.
For more information, contact Greg Tabak
, Director of Business Sales, Synergy/EV Solutions, 310-851-3679.