As part of a partnership to promote the increased availability and use of alternative fuels and technologies throughout the United States, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is designating its rental location in Washington, D.C., as an official E85/FlexFuel branch, the company reports.
The news is tied to the recent announcement of Enterprise partnering with VeraSun Energy, one of the largest producers of ethanol in the U.S. General Motors, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have joined forces to make VeraSun’s branded E85, VE85, available to the general public for the first time in the District of Columbia.
For Enterprise, the move is the latest addition to a comprehensive and long-term environmental stewardship platform. The company has 41,000 cars and trucks that have the ability to burn E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Nationally, Enterprise is actively deploying as many of its FlexFuel vehicles as possible near E85 fueling stations in order to increase the number of cars being fueled with E85.
More than half of the fleet at the Enterprise E85/FlexFuel branch will be FlexFuel vehicles and able to use the VeraSun E85 fuel.