Enterprise CarShare has joined a broad coalition in Arizona working to further ensure opportunity and fairness within the car rental industry.
The coalition includes American Car Rental Association members like Enterprise and Hertz, as well as cities, airports, the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association, and the Cactus League. Together, they believe all consumer transactions, including peer-to-peer rentals and carsharing, should be governed in a consistent way from coast to coast.
“Residents and visitors deserve to know that the car they are renting in Arizona — and the company they are renting from or through — complies with local, state and municipal laws intended to protect consumers and fund local governments,” Kevin Bass, Enterprise VP and general manager for Arizona, said in a statement.
For example, Enterprise CarShare offers a convenient way to rent a vehicle by the hour, the day, or overnight. The brand serves hundreds of businesses, government agencies in 35 states, and more than 125 college campuses, including Arizona State University (ASU).
The current ASU carsharing program is just one part of Enterprise’s network that provides a comprehensive portfolio of transportation solutions for Arizona residents and visitors, including car rental, ridesharing (vanpooling), car sales, truck rental, online ride-matching, and affiliated fleet management services.
The ASU carsharing program currently includes nearly 1,400 members. ASU students, faculty, and staff can access carshare vehicles parked in convenient locations across four of the university’s campuses: Tempe campus, Downtown Phoenix campus, West campus, and Polytechnic campus.
Enterprise and its coalition members believe there sould be common-sense requirements across the board, such as ensuring vehicle safety, offering transparent pricing, and collecting mandatory state and municipal fees on which local governments and jurisdictions rely.
Nearly all car rental and carsharing companies today use digital platforms to interact with consumers and facilitate online transactions.
“No matter how customers choose to communicate with us, we make sure that every one of our services adheres to the same regulations as our daily car rental operations,” Bass stressed. “And the same goes for state, county, and local taxes.”
Currently in Arizona, there are two different bills being put forward that deal with regulating and taxin peer-to-peer carsharing.