Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a visionary leader in the electric vehicle rental
market, is installing OpConnect Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in their
Santa Monica and Torrance, California offices. With more than 5,500
car rental locations within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population,
Enterprise is uniquely positioned to introduce drivers to EV technology.
The pilot program was brokered by OpConnect's exclusive distributor, Go EV. "We are delighted to partner with
Enterprise to bring this technology to the Southern California marketplace,"
said Mike Dixon, president of Go EV.
With this development, the OpConnect charging stations will be used to
recharge Enterprise's growing fleet of electric vehicles. Both locations have
many electric vehicles so OpConnect's unique quad port design allows Enterprise
to use one station to recharge four vehicles at the same time, unlike competing
charging stations limited to charging vehicles two at a time. This rapid
recharge ability will help Enterprise to keep its fleet of vehicles on the road.
In addition, the OpConnect stations are networked to restrict charging to
Enterprise's customers. "Enterprise has been a leader in the adoption of
electric vehicles into their rental fleet and we are pleased to include these
facilities into our growing charging infrastructure network," said Dexter
Turner, president of OpConnect.
Southern California is a growing electric vehicle market for Enterprise and
for the OpConnect system. Customers now can rent electric vehicles (EV) from Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 12
locations, operating the largest network of EV rentals in the state.
"We are thrilled to offer our customers a faster and more convenient way to
use electric vehicles," said Greg Tabak, director of business rental for
Enterprise in Southern California. "Our partnership with OpConnect enhances our
ability to provide customers with the ultimate test drive when renting an
electrical vehicle. Enterprise has the largest network of car rental locations,
making it a key part of the value chain. Partnerships like this help
manufacturers conduct hundreds of thousands of test drives that are essential to
the adoption of new technology."
About Enterprise Holdings:
Founded in 1957 and known for an extensive network of locations, everyday low
rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an
internationally recognized brand that has been named to BusinessWeek
magazine's annual list of "Customer Service Champs" in 2007, 2008, 2009 and
2010. In addition, Enterprise won Budget Travel magazine's 2010 and 2011
Readers' Choice Award as their favorite rental car brand for customer service
around the globe. Enterprise operates more than twice as many locations as its
nearest U.S. competitor and continues to lead the home-city market, with local
car rental revenues currently experiencing double-digit growth. Enterprise
Rent-A-Car operates not only as a key provider for insurance replacement,
weekend getaways and special occasions, but also as a local transportation
St. Louis-based Enterprise
Holdings owns and operates – through its regional subsidiaries – the
Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand in the United
States, Canada, UK, Germany
Its worldwide network includes more than 7,700 neighborhood and airport
locations, with 6,000
offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population. With
annual revenues of $14.1 billion and more than 70,000 employees, Enterprise
Holdings also operates more than 1.2 million cars and trucks, making it the
largest and most comprehensive car rental service provider in the world measured
by revenue, employees and fleet. For more information about Enterprise's Corporate
Sustainability Report or the brand's environmental stewardship and long-term
commitment to the sustainability of its business, visit www.DrivingFutures.com and follow
@LeeBroughton on Twitter.
OpConnect, a subsidiary of ISO9001 certified Optimization Technologies, is a technology
leader in electric vehicle charging systems. The OpConnect Electric Vehicle
Charging System® is an end-to-end EV charging solution including charging
stations, a secure wireless communications network, billing solutions and mobile
phone applications. OpConnect is focused on the Southern California market. The
firm was recently awarded a multi-year contract to supply electric vehicle
charging stations to Los Angeles County. And, the US
Navy recently purchased and deployed OpConnect stations in its San Diego
facility for use with their fleet vehicles. For more information about
OpConnect, please visit www.opconnect.comand view our OpConnect
EVSE Partner Network video.
About Go EV:
Go EV is the exclusive distributor of the OpConnect Electric Vehicle Charging
System. Go EV sells, finances, integrates, owns and operates EV charging
infrastructure. Go EV's deep industry knowledge and ability to integrate a
variety of disciplines and technologies helps customers solve their
infrastructure deployment and management problems. What can Go EV do for you?
SOURCE OpConnect, LLC
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