We buy electric vehicles from different manufactures and continue to work with a number of partners on this as the landscape continues to evolve quickly. Our current North American EV fleet includes vehicles from Tesla, Polestar, Nissan, Hyundai and Kia with others on the way. They are available in select locations.
Just like all rental vehicles, EV rates are determined by several supply and demand factors including location, dates of travel, length of rental and availability, as well as when the reservation was made. Rates are noted online where EVs are available.
Customers can check availability and reserve an electric vehicle through Enterprise, National or Alamo by going online or calling to make a reservation.
Customers are responsible for paying for their own charging while the vehicle is in their possession and access to public EV charging varies by market, as does the cost to use the chargers. Some charging stations are free and others have a higher cost, typically dependent on the charging speed. There are local charging networks that customers can connect with to assist them with finding and paying for charging while driving a rental EV [for example: PlugShare.com]. This is a component of our overall ongoing research and learning to evaluate the EV landscape within our operations and to understand a long-term best practice that is best for our customers and our business.