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Enterprise Holdings has announced that it will be investing in growing its fleet of electrically powered vehicles as well as improving its infrastructure by upgrading facilities and introducing more charging stations. The car hire giant also said it was the first company in the US to introduce the Chevy Volt into its electric fleet. Currently, […]

The European Union’s transport commissioner has outlined ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2050. One of the proposals is to develop Europe’s high-speed rail network so that there will be less need for people to use domestic and short-haul flight services. Siim Kallas explained that a high-speed link between Barcelona […]

Hertz, one of the world’s best known car hire brands, has announced a new initiative to introduce solar power to selected locations across the US. The plans involve retrofitting facilities with photovoltaic panels similar to the ones installed at the company’s outlet at Denver International Airport in December last year. Currently there are plans to […]

Car hire giant Avis has announced it will increase the number of electric vehicles in its European fleet by the end of 2011. The firm recently signed an order for 500 new Renault electric cars. The Kangoo Express ZE and the Fluence ZE will be available to customers in seven EU countries including Spain, Portugal, […]

Hertz has announced its intention to use its leverage as one of the world’s leading car hire firms to promote electric powered vehicles. It aims to form strategic partnerships with other industry leaders to develop an infrastructure which is capable of supporting electric technology. The rental giant said it was in the perfect position to […]

Enterprise customers in a number of major US cities will soon be able to book the Nissan LEAF at their local dealership. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has ordered 500 of the electric vehicles and they will start entering the car hire company’s fleet in December. Initially, the vehicles will be rolled out in seven major markets where […]

As electric cars are becoming more mainstream, manufacturers have been doing more to encourage motorists to buy in to electric vehicles (EVs). Consumer confidence is still mixed on the subject, and Nissan’s latest endeavor into the electric vehicle industry, the Nissan Leaf, has yet to earn customer feedback. According to a report, 21 per cent […]