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Enterprise Expands Electric Vehicle Fleet with 100 Vans

The Vans Are Available at 14 Flex-E-Rent Locations in Europe

Enterprise Flex-E-Rent has added 100 plug-in electric vans to its rental fleet. The electric vans will be available for daily rental as well as for longer-term flexible rental at 14 Enterprise Flex-E-Rent depots in the South of England and the Midlands.

The 50 Mercedes 55/44 kWh eSprinter vans have a range of up to 90 miles on a full charge, depending on the payload, while the 50 smaller 35 kWh Mercedes eVito Panel vans can be fully recharged in six hours and also have a range of up to 90 miles.

This investment will support businesses trying out electric vehicles as they plan for the ending of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2030. Many businesses are consulting with Enterprise about how rental vehicles can help them shift to alternative fuels and reduce carbon emissions.

An electric van can provide an effective solution for emission-free motoring, especially for shorter, high-volume journeys with lower payloads, in and around urban areas, and where vans can be easily recharged during periods of downtime or overnight. An example would be businesses making deliveries or service stops in city centres.

Many UK towns and cities are planning to introduce Clean Air and Low Emission Zones in 2021, driving interest in electric vehicles, and London has already announced the expansion of its Ultra-Low Emission Zone in October 2021. 

The introduction of these vans supports the increasingly important role electric vehicles have in the advancement of sustainable mobility, as well as in Enterprise’s fleet overall.

“We believe we have a valuable role to play in the decarbonisation of transportation through the adoption of the latest technologies," Enterprise Flex-E-Rent Managing Director Danny Glynn said. "Enterprise was one of the first rental companies to experiment with electric vans. In 2018, we partnered with infrastructure services specialist FM Conway to trial the use of plug-in electric vans in its London operations. 

“We are encouraging all business customers to trial plug-in electric vehicle technology, especially in areas where clean air or low emission zones are in place or likely to come into effect soon.

“Despite the perceptions around range and network, many businesses can quickly adapt to the requirements of using plug-in electric vehicles once they get started. There are many applications ideally suited for electric vans in service businesses and for deliveries, and we’re already discussing options with several of our customers.

“We are working with a range of stakeholders, including ones from government, utilities, infrastructure providers, vehicle manufacturers and other partners to collaborate on this topic. It will take everyone working together to ensure the market is ready to support the viability of EVs on a mass scale.”

The expanded electric van fleet marks the next step in Enterprise’s investment in alternative fuel vehicles. It follows the addition of 30 new electric Renault ZOE cars to Enterprise’s rental fleet in Scotland and its pilot programme of 17 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric cars in 2021. 

Businesses looking to switch to electric vehicles in order to reduce emissions will also benefit from the additional financial flexibility that rental brings, enabling them to move away from the high capital costs of owning a vehicle fleet. Rental vehicles are also newer and equipped with the latest safety features.

About Enterprise

Enterprise Holdings, Inc., manages the largest and most diverse privately-owned fleet in the world through an integrated network of more than 9,500 fully staffed neighbourhood and airport rental locations. This global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises also operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – as well as the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – in 100 countries and territories. Combined, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, which currently manage around 1.7 million vehicles and employ 80,000 worldwide, accounted for $22.5 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2020. In the UK, Enterprise has branches and vehicles within 10 miles of 93% of the UK population (Experian).


Enterprise provides a range of mobility products and services through:

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car – offers daily rental for private and business use as well as replacement vehicles for the insurance sector. In the UK, the company began operation in 1994 and now operates more than 450 locations across the country and has 5,000+ employees.
  • Enterprise Car Club – is one of the UK’s largest car clubs, which allows members 24/7 access to vehicles by the hour or more. The range includes vans, electric cars and hybrids, which can be accessed from 100+ branches and more than 1,400 on-street locations in more than 180 cities and communities throughout the UK. Enterprise Car Club was named Mobility Provider of the Year in the 2018 Green Fleet awards.
  • Enterprise Flex-E-Rent - supplies a range of cars, light commercial vehicles and HGVs, including refrigerated vehicles and accessible transport under short- and long-term agreements to UK businesses from 27 locations in the UK.
  • The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise - an exclusive service for customers looking to rent a luxury, performance or premium vehicle.

For more information visit www.enterprise.co.uk.

Enterprise Holdings, Inc., manages the largest and most diverse privately-owned fleet in the world through an integrated network of more than 9,500 fully staffed neighbourhood and airport rental locations. This global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises also operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – as well as the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – in 100 countries and territories. Combined, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, which currently manage around 1.7 million vehicles and employ 80,000 worldwide, accounted for $22.5 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2020. In the UK, Enterprise has branches and vehicles within 10 miles of 93% of the UK population (Experian).


Enterprise provides a range of mobility products and services through:

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car – offers daily rental for private and business use as well as replacement vehicles for the insurance sector. In the UK, the company began operation in 1994 and now operates more than 450 locations across the country and has 5,000+ employees.
  • Enterprise Car Club – is one of the UK’s largest car clubs, which allows members 24/7 access to vehicles by the hour or more. The range includes vans, electric cars and hybrids, which can be accessed from 100+ branches and more than 1,400 on-street locations in more than 180 cities and communities throughout the UK. Enterprise Car Club was named Mobility Provider of the Year in the 2018 Green Fleet awards.
  • Enterprise Flex-E-Rent - supplies a range of cars, light commercial vehicles and HGVs, including refrigerated vehicles and accessible transport under short- and long-term agreements to UK businesses from 27 locations in the UK.
  • The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise - an exclusive service for customers looking to rent a luxury, performance or premium vehicle.

For more information visit www.enterprise.co.uk.

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