We’re a sustainability initiative leader.
Enterprise has long committed to preserving the environment and has a strong corporate sustainability initiative. The less cars people own and the more they use alternative forms of transportation, the more we help Mother Nature stay stable. This is how car sharing helps the environment and allows you to reduce your carbon footprint. We’re also going beyond reducing car emissions with the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge we made back in 2006. Six years later we’re on target to plant a total of 50,000,000 trees around the world.
Enterprise Holdings—which operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as well as the Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands—represents the world's largest fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles. In addition to thousands of hybrids and electric vehicles, approximately 55% of our vehicles average a motorway fuel efficiency rating of at least 28 mpg and 35% of our vehicles average 32 mpg or better. Hire a fuel-efficient vehicle for your next errand or activity.
New Clean Technology
Auto manufacturers, scientists, national leaders and consumers are all seeking better alternatives to gasoline-powered automobiles. It's an evolution driven by many factors, including environmental and economic concerns, the finite nature of fossil fuels and the need to reduce dependency on foreign oil. Our company owns and operates the world's largest fleet of passenger vehicles. So Enterprise has a unique perspective—and a vested interest—in identifying the right solution.
Alternative-powered vehicles will become
a fixture in the marketplace.
Alternative-powered technology must realistically satisfy
the driving requirements of the American public in order to
be successful and sustainable in the marketplace.
Our company's success in the future depends on the availability of vehicles and fuel—and both must be acceptable to society. In February 2007, our owners—the Taylor family—made a significant leadership commitment to the development of those future fuels with a $25 million gift grant that created the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels. Working in conjunction with one of the world's leading plant science research facilities, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Centre, the Institute is working to find new ways to create fuel from renewable and reliable plant sources.
Working in conjunction with one of the world's leading plant science research facilities, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Centre, the Institute is working to find new ways to create fuel from renewable and reliable plant sources. Much of Dr. Richard Sayre’s work focuses on using algae to produce "third-generation" biofuels that someday could be used on a large scale to power cars, trucks and aircrafts. This complements the larger body of research underway at the Danforth Centre, including work on creating renewable fuels from soybeans, camelina and other plant sources. Since the Institute was created, it has been awarded approximately $75 million in additional research grants.