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.