Enterprise now offers both LEAFs and Volts at 11 locations in Southern California – the largest network of EV rentals in the state.
The Enterprise rental office in Torrance, California will be adding a fleet of Nissan LEAFs and an on-site charging station, the company announced this week. Enterprise now offers both LEAFs and Volts at 11 locations in Southern California – the largest network of EV rentals in the state. The company plans to use its fleet as a “Petri dish” to help grow the market for EVs throughout the US.
“California is a natural place to roll out electric vehicle rentals because of the commitment the state has made to EV infrastructure development,” said Enterprise spokesman Lee Broughton. “We want to help people experience and understand EV technology. 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.”
Enterprise works with the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) on several sustainable transportation initiatives, helping the agency gather data on real-world EV use. “Enterprise has been a good private collaborator, bringing their expertise in vehicle fleet purchase and management to our project,” said SBCCOG Chair Ellen Perkins. “Combined with our efforts to further EV infrastructure development, this is an excellent example of the public and private sectors working together toward a common goal to improve our environment. It’s these kinds of collaborations that will help drive the type of change we need.”