LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/11 -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car is adding Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Enterprise Business Rental Program.

"Embracing electric vehicles is part of our commitment to help new, clean technologies prove themselves in the marketplace," said Lee Broughton, director of corporate sustainability for Enterprise Holdings, which also owns and operates Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental.

"This is the first delivery of new generation electric vehicles to our fleet and we are pleased to do so in partnership with Enterprise," said LADWP General Manager Ronald O. Nichols. "Along with the LADWP seven-day process from permit to plug-in home charger installation program, and plans to upgrade legacy EV charging stations across the city, adding these Department-branded EVs to our fleet will help show our customers that Los Angeles is EV-ready."

Enterprise announced last year that it would be adding EVs at select locations throughout its neighborhood network of more than 5,500 U.S. Enterprise Rent-A-Car rental locations. Enterprise is working with all auto manufacturers to make EVs available for rental at its neighborhood and airport locations, and through its WeCar car-sharing program.

Last week, Enterprise announced that it is offering the Nissan LEAF EV for rental at its 1702 Santa Monica Blvd. rental location in Santa Monica, Calif. The Chevrolet Volt extended-range EV also became available to customers for rental earlier this year at Enterprise's location at Mark Christopher Auto Center in Ontario, Calif. Enterprise also is working with various Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) manufacturers to install Level II chargers at its neighborhood locations in cities where it does and will offer EV rentals.

Visit www.drivingfutures.com for additional information about Enterprise's sustainability efforts and fuel-efficient fleet. Customers call can visit www.enterprise.com to learn more about the availability of EVs and hybrid rentals.

About Enterprise Rent-A-Car Founded in 1957, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand with more than 6,000 neighborhood and airport locations in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Germany. Known for exceptionally low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise was named to BusinessWeek's annual list of "Customer Service Champs" in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Enterprise has ranked highest in customer satisfaction among North American airport rentals for the last seven years in a row, according to the 2004 - 2010 J.D. Power and Associates Rental Car Satisfaction Studies.

In addition, Enterprise won Budget Travel magazine's 2010 Readers' Choice Award as their favorite rental car brand for customer service around the globe. Enterprise also received a 2010 Business Traveler Innovation Award -- sponsored by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) and The Wall Street Journal -- for its outstanding and original environmental efforts in the travel industry. Enterprise of North America also is part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, creating the world's largest car rental network.

For more information, contact: Lisa Martini, Enterprise Rent-A-Car 314-512-2352 Email Contact