Car rental companies go electric
Travelers concerned about the size of their carbon footprint will soon have more options on the road. Last week Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced it will begin adding electric vehicles to its fleet, joining other rental companies in offering cleaner cars.
Enterprise, which also operates the Alamo and National brands, will take delivery of 500 Nissan Leafs in January 2011. Initially these cars will be available for rent in eight cities: Knoxville, Tenn.; Los Angeles; Nashville; Phoenix; Portland, Ore.; San Diego; Seattle; and Tucson. Enterprise also offers about 100 locations in 30 cities that provide hybrid rentals.
The Leaf seats five and can travel about 100 miles on a single charge.