From new legislative EV incentives to state and local mandates that will affect the car rental industry, operators need to start developing an electrification strategy. Operational and legal issues surrounding charging, tracking of rental cars, and data privacy must be considered.
May 11, 2021
Electric scooter may not directly emit emissions but do contribute greenhouse gases factoring in charging. However, they contribute 59% less CO2 per mile than the average car.
July 23, 2019
The three-wheeled two-seater can go from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, and has a top speed of 80 mph.
July 24, 2018
While carving a niche through eco-friendly car rentals, these companies face numerous challenges, such as higher initial costs and keeping rates competitive to worrying about fluctuating fuel prices and competition from the majors.
November 6, 2012
First adopters will gain free publicity and a high rental rate. But with uncertain resale values, range issues and limited initial availability, the decision to acquire electric vehicles for your rental fleet is not to be taken lightly.
February 1, 2011
Car rental companies further corporate environmental initiatives by adding EVs to fleets.
January 1, 2011
Executive Editor Chris Brown takes a test ride in the Nissan LEAF with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
November 9, 2010
Enterprise and Hertz are rotating the Nissan LEAF into their rental fleets. How do you rent a vehicle with brand-new technology that no one has driven before?
November 9, 2010
An electric vehicle rental business could serve a growing niche in vacation markets—with a network of low-speed roads, a good off-season plan and the right green marketing pitch.
January 1, 2008
The auto rental industry is revving up to the green movement. Aside from the benefits to the environment, does it make business sense, or is it just a lot of globally warmed air?
September 1, 2007