Electric Car Rentals Stalled in U.S. by Range Anxiety
October 16, 2013 Leave a comment
Rental car drivers just aren’t plugging into electric vehicles, largely because of fears the batteries will die.
In fact, people who drive off in electric vehicles from Enterprise Holdings Inc., the biggest U.S. auto renter, often bring them back to trade for a car that runs on gasoline.
“People are very keen to try it, but they will switch out of the contract part way through,” Lee Broughton, head of sustainability at Enterprise, said in an interview. “Range anxiety makes them think they can’t get to a charging station.” Read More