Enterprise Adds Biodiesel Airport Shuttles

By Michael Acampora on 16 June 2012
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Enterprise Holdings announced that it will convert more of its airport shuttle buses to 20% biodiesel (B20). Enterprise’s brands include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car.

Enterprise has already converted its shuttle buses to biodiesel in over 50 North American markets. All of the company’s shuttle buses that are at airports within five miles of a biodiesel refueling station have already been converted, which is over 70% of the fleet. Later this year, the company will replace its older shuttle buses with B20-compatible vehicles, bringing the total 80%.

Currently, 50% of Enterprise’s biodiesel shuttle buses use 5% biodiesel (B5), and more than 20% of the buses use B20. Enterprise also operates 30 compressed natural gas buses in Southern California, and plans to add 10 more to its fleet this year (four more in Southern California and six at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport).

The switch to biodiesel reduces a vehicle’s greenhouse gas emissions by 85%, hydrocarbon emissions by 75%, and particulate-matter emissions by 45%.

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