Visitors to one of the world’s top tourist destinations now have the option to drive electric. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has added 14 Volts to its Orlando car rental fleet.
EVs have a high profile in Florida’s tourism capital, thanks partly to Drive Electric Orlando, a local organization that partners with the major theme parks and over 35 hotels to provide charging infrastructure for EV renters, including free charging and other perks. The region boasts more than 300 places to plug in. In March, Drive Electric Orlando received a $400,000 grant from the DOE’s Clean Cities program.
“We pride ourselves on being a sustainable, cutting-edge community and a place where leadership and partnership come together to do amazing things and tackle big challenges,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who joined local business leaders to christen the EV fleet at a press event for National Drive Electric Week. “That’s one of the reasons why we’re proud to show national leadership when it comes to sustainability, and that includes advancing the adoption of electric cars both here in our backyard and across America.”
“We know that the car rental experience is often an extended test drive, so we are committed to offering our customers exposure to the latest vehicle technologies,” said Nathan Prior, Director of Business Rental Sales for Enterprise in Orlando.
“This hands-on approach of putting consumers in the driver’s seat of an electric car is a great way for many to experience the joy – and smart cost savings – of driving electric,” said Britta Gross, GM’s Director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy.
Source: Drive Electric Orlando