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Enterprise, National, Alamo Brands Offer Most Competitive Gas

Enterprise, National, Alamo Brands Offer Most Competitive Gas Prices
and Refuelling Fees 
Refueling Charges Transparent, Easy to Compute and More Economical
Than Competitors 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/12/12 -- With the arrival of
summer and a busy travel season kicking into gear, many travellers
may be shocked at the cost of refuelling at some airport car-rental
return counters if they return their vehicle with less than a full
tank of gasoline. However, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car
Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands - owned and operated by Enterprise
Holdings - are charging significantly less than other car rental
brands for refuelling.  
Current refuelling costs at Enterprise, National and Alamo range from
$1.72 to $2.26 per litre when customers return a car without a full
tank of gas (depending on the average prevailing retail fuel price in
the area that surrounds each airport). This price is based on the
local-market price of self-serve gasoline, plus a mark-up not to
exceed 50 percent of the fuel cost (at all corporate-owned locations
and participating franchises). The maximum mark-up for this
convenience is capped at $0.75 per litre. 
Enterprise, National and Alamo customers at the airport may return
their rental vehicles full of gas, pre-pay for a full tank at a
discount or ask for the tank to be refilled after returning the
rental car.  
"We offer a fair, market-based fee for refuelling, with a cap on the
mark-up over retail pump prices," said Matt Darrah, senior vice
president of North American operations for Enterprise, National and
Alamo. "Our policy is straightforward and transparent, giving
consumers one more reason to choose one of our brands when their
travel plans call for a rental car." 
Darrah noted that the three brands review local retail fuel prices
four times per week. If those prices change by 3 cents or more in
either direction, they adjust their airport fuel prices accordingly.  
The Enterprise Holdings portfolio of car rental brands has a
well-established track record on this important consumer issue and
continues to offer several competitively priced refuelling options at
the airport.  
A side-by-side comparison, based on fuel prices in early May, appears
below.  
Average Car Rental Refueling Fees at Major Canadian Airports (May
2012) 


 
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CANADIAN            Avis               Dollar                               
 AIRPORTS         Budget     Hertz    Thrifty Enterprise  National     Alamo
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Vancouver       $ 3.65/L                                                    
           less than 100                                                    
                km = $20  $ 3.69/L  $  3.19/L  $  2.20/L  $ 2.23/L  $ 2.26/L
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Calgary         $ 3.80/L                                                    
           less than 125                                                    
                km = $22  $ 3.99/L  $  3.29/L  $  1.75/L  $ 1.77/L  $ 1.78/L
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Edmonton   Avis: $3.80/L                                                    
           less than 125                                                    
                km = $22                                                    
          Budget:$1.08/L  $ 3.99/L  $  2.50/L  $  1.72/L  $ 1.74/L  $ 1.74/L
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Winnipeg        $ 3.65/L                                                    
           less than 100                                                    
                km = $22  $ 3.69/L  $  2.33/L  $  1.83/L  $ 1.85/L  $ 1.85/L
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Toronto         $ 3.80/L                                                    
           less than 125                                                    
                km = $22  $ 3.69/L  $  1.99/L  $  1.98/L  $ 2.00/L  $ 2.00/L
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Ottawa                                Dollar:                               
                $ 3.50/L              $2.45/L                               
           less than 125              Thrifty                               
                km = $25  $ 2.95/L       :N/A  $  1.90/L  $ 1.93/L  $ 1.93/L
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Montreal        $ 3.69/L  $ 3.69/L  $  2.29/L  $  2.05/L  $ 2.07/L  $ 2.07/L
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Halifax         $ 3.25/L                                                    
           less than 125                                                    
                km = $25  $ 3.69/L  $  3.29/L  $  2.03/L  $ 2.05/L  $ 2.05/L
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Note: data collected by Enterprise, National and Alamo during May
2012 
About Enterprise Holdings  
Founded in 1957, Enterprise Holdings is the most comprehensive
service provider in the car rental industry, operating - through its
regional subsidiaries - the Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental
brands as well as its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand in North
America. Alamo, Enterprise and National - which swept Executive
Travel magazine's 2011 "Leading Edge Awards" for the top three car
rental brands in the travel industry - collectively lead with more
than one-third of all airport business in the United States and
Canada. The company also operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand in
the UK, Germany and Ireland, and a franchise network that operates
the National and Alamo brands throughout the Americas. Enterprise
Holdings recently acquired Citer SA in France and Atesa in Spain, and
made a strategic investment in China-based eHi Auto Services.
Enterprise Holdings' worldwide network includes more than 7,700
neighborhood and airport locations. With annual revenues of $14.1
billion and more than 70,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings owns and
operates more than 1.2 million cars and trucks, making it the largest
car rental company in the world measured by revenue, employees and
fleet. In addition, the company's annual revenues place it near the
top of the travel industry, exceeding many airlines and most cruise
lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. Ranked No.
15 on the Forbes list of America's Largest Private Companies,
Enterprise Holdings is owned by the Taylor family and is the only
investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry. Enterprise
Holdings and its affiliates offer business and retail customers a
total transportation solution, which includes hourly rental, car
leasing, WeCar car sharing and Enterprise Rideshare vanpooling
programs, as well as the Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Commercial
Trucks and Enterprise Fleet Management business lines.  
For more information about St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, visit
www.enterpriseholdings.com. For more information about Enterprise
Holdings' Corporate Sustainability Report or the company's
environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the
sustainability of its business, visit www.DrivingFutures.ca and
follow @LeeBroughton on Twitter. This news release and other
announcements are available at the Enterprise Holdings press room.  
Contacts:
Enterprise Holdings
Laura Bryant
314-512-4178
laura.t.bryant@ehi.com
www.enterpriseholdings.com 
Argyle Communications
Leily Shafaee
416-968-7311 x236
lshafaee@argylecommunications.com
 
 
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