Enterprise opens seventh Alexandria location

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is expanding its neighborhood network across Northern Virginia with its newest location opening this week in Alexandria. The independent city is already home to six other Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch offices, one of which also offers premium luxury vehicles through the Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise.

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand is owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings Inc., the world’s largest car rental company. Enterprise Holdings’ portfolio of brands – which also includes National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car – handles more than 70 million transactions worldwide and covers more than 9,900 fully staffed neighborhood and airport offices in more than 90 countries and territories.

“Our new office in Alexandria reinforces our commitment to meet the growing demand for car rental and mobility options, both locally and on a global scale,” said Michelle Bosch, Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Holdings in Washington D.C.

Extensive renovations of the 4,570-square-foot Enterprise facility – located at 5060 Edsall Road – transformed a vacated restaurant into a state-of-the-art branch office, the company said. The new sustainable features, which include a high-efficiency heating and cooling system, lighting sensors, thermal windows, and a recycling system for wash bays, support Enterprise’s energy and construction initiatives as well as the goals of Eco-City Alexandria – the city’s strategic effort to achieve sustainability.

In addition to supporting the City of Alexandria’s sustainable building goals, Enterprise offers local residents a variety of sustainable transportation options. By providing customers convenient and affordable access to late-model, fuel-efficient vehicles, local car rental reduces the number of vehicles on the road, and in some cases, eliminates the need for personal ownership – making it one of the most effective and sustainable mobility options today.

Furthermore, Enterprise Rideshare, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is an alternative commuting solution that has become one of the largest vanpool operations in the nation and has been going strong in Alexandria for the last eight years. The program started with only 10 vans in the area and now has nearly 450 in the D.C. market. Every business day, Enterprise Rideshare takes more than 100,000 individual cars off the road, eliminating more than 2.4 billion commuter miles driven each year and eradicating the need for 100,000 parking spaces. Additionally, almost 2 billion pounds of carbon emissions are reduced through the Enterprise commuting program.

 

 

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