Rent and Plug: Enterprise Adds Chevy Volt to Roster

Enterprise Rent-A-Car says travelers will soon be able to take the brand new Chevy Volt out for a test drive. The car rental company is the first to offer the electric vehicle in its lineup.

Named the "2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Volt is primarily propelled by an electric motor, which can power the car for 25 to 50 miles by itself. In the extended range, Popular Mechanics found the car gets 32 miles per gallon in the city and 36 on the highway.

The car and a new charging station will be available later this month at the Mark Christopher Auto Center in Ontario, California, Enterprise says in a press release.

"Making the Volt available will provide an extended test drive for curious customers, for those with cars being serviced and for those interested in possibly purchasing an EV," says Jeff Morrell, vice president of Enterprise.

Additional vehicles will be offered at other locations "as manufacturers make them available," Enterprise says.

Enterprise first went electric last July, when the company announced it would acquire a fleet of 500 Nissan Leafs.

Hertz also plans to add the Chevy Volt to its list of cars up for rent, although no official date or location has been announced. The company has set up a special website, HertzEV, to notify drivers when electric vehicles become available.

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