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Enterprise Holdings’ North American Rental Car Shuttle Bus Fleet to Use B5 or B20

Enterprise Holdings plans for its entire fleet of more than 600 Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental airport shuttle buses across more than 50 North American markets to begin using at least 5% biodiesel (B5). The company will immediately convert buses in nine markets to 20% biodiesel (B20) as a first step toward the company's goal of converting its entire bus fleet to B20 over the next five years.

Enterprise Holdings expects to complete the conversion to all B5 by spring of this year, with at least 50% converted to B20 by the end of next year. Buses in nine markets are immediately being converted to run on B20 where the fuel is centrally stored and available: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio and San Diego.

Separately, Enterprise Holdings reported that almost 8,000 of its approximately 35,000 recalled Toyota and Pontiac Vibe vehicles have had their sticky accelerator recall service performed, and the vehicles have been returned to its Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental locations in North America. The vehicles, identified for recall and suspension of sales due to potential problems with sticking accelerator pedals, represent about 4% of the company’s entire North American fleet. Enterprise Holdings is working closely with Toyota to repair all affected vehicles and return them to service as soon as possible.

Further, Enterprise Holdings also is performing the recall service in accord with Toyota's instructions on the model year 2010 Prius vehicles.

Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, owns and operates more than 1 million cars and trucks—the largest fleet of passenger vehicles in the world today—under the Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands.

Comments

Henry Gibson

Just remember that all of the biofuels was food that could have kept someone warm for a day or so. There is actually biodiesel that is not from food sources. But most of that can be made into food. Yes a lot of sunlight falls upon the earth, but have you bought enough land for your biofuels, your food and your electricity. The truth is that there is not enough land for food, fuels and electricity and most people could not afford to buy it if there were such productive land. The increases in population over the last centuries have been made possible only with coal and oil, and now there are objections to the use of coal and oil so who gets to have many man hours cut from his existence because of global warming coal use cutbacks. ..HG..

SJC

It would be good to have cleaner shuttles. San Diego airport brings the shuttles into an enclosed area and the air is toxic. Make them PHEV or EV and there is no problem.

fred

Henry-

Tis the beauty of biodiesel. Can be made from waste veggie oil that already cooked food. Is a drop-in substitute for diesel and heating oil. Oil palm trees and jatropha can be grown on marginal/non-agricultural land. Biodiesel can be made locally, where the transport of dinodiesel is difficult or expensive and makes a great backhaul for empty tankers. Agriculuture and transport depend on diesel. Even higher percentages can be used in warmer/tropical climates.

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