Orlando Rolls Out Largest Electric Rental Program in the U.S.

car rentalEnterprise Rent-A-Car, top hotels and major attractions in Orlando have partnered for the Drive Electric Orlando (DEO) electric vehicle rental initiative. The new program allows Orlando visitors the opportunity to rent an electric vehicle.

“Orlando’s visitors now have an opportunity to try out an exciting technology while saving time, saving money and making a difference,” said Robbie Diamond, president and CEO of the Electrification Coalition, which is leading the Drive Electric Orlando effort. 

Drive Electric Orlando has developed a network of more than 300 electric charging stations for the initiative.

“With more than 57 million visitors annually and one of the largest charging networks in the country, Orlando is the ideal location for the Drive Electric project,” said Diamond.  “Where better to introduce Americans to the electric car than North America’s leading travel destination and the world’s largest rental car market?”

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the Drive Electric Orlando car rental partner, is renting Nissan LEAF plug-in electric vehicles at its Orlando International Airport location.

“Our supporting role in the Drive Electric Orlando project promotes the adoption of electric vehicles in one of the world’s top tourist destinations,” said Lee Broughton, head of sustainability, Enterprise Rent-A-Car. “We know that the car rental experience is often an extended test drive.  Our partnership with Drive Electric Orlando familiarizes travelers with new vehicle technology that they may not otherwise be able to experience.”

All renters will receive brief tutorials on the operation of the vehicles, as well as use of charging stations throughout Orlando.

Several hotel partners, including The Peabody Orlando and Renaissance Orlando, offer free re-charging for Drive Electric Orlando participants along with valet parking service. The Orange County Convention Center also offers several free charging stations for meeting attendees. 

Visit www.driveelectricorlando.com
 

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