Our success story this week takes us to central
Florida, where tourists are charged up over the Drive Electric Orlando rental car program.
It smooths the way for Orlando’s 57 million annual visitors to rent a plug-in electric
car like this Nissan Leaf. There are over 300 charging stations at hotels and major
venues like the Orange County Convention Center. Renters enjoy free charging, free parking,
and free in-car navigation that lists nearby charging stations. The joint effort between
rental car agencies like pioneering Enterprise and area hotels hopes to attract visitors
who are keen on eco-tourism. There’s a lot of research that’s being done
right now on consumers who are making eco-friendly choices. This is one choice that, again, differentiates
Orlando or allows Orlando to offer something that’s unique, something different, something
that no other destination has. Drive Electric Orlando is also working with
attractions like SeaWorld to add charging stations. So pull up and plug in the next
time you make this sunny Florida stop.