Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be the first to offer Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles for daily and weekly rentals later this month.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt vehicles will be available at the Mark Christopher Auto Center in Ontario, Calif., along with a new charging station.
As Enterprise Rent-A-Car continues to add electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles throughout its network, more customers will have an opportunity to try the new technology for consideration of purchase, out of curiosity, or to choose an environmentally friendly car rental option. It also gives customers a chance to learn more about the charging process.
Additional electric vehicles will be offered at other Enterprise locations as manufacturers make them available. For example, 500 Nissan LEAF electric cars will be available at select Enterprise locations nationwide, and on-site charging stations will be installed to support the vehicles. The company has also inked a deal with Santa Monica-based electric car maker CODA Automotive, to offer up CODA Electric Sedans at its rental locations.
Charging stations already have been installed at Enterprise offices in Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Monica, Calif.