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Enterprise webtool cuts cost and emissions for fleets

Enterprise has launched a free journey-planning and booking system, which shows the relative cost and environmental impact of grey fleet, daily rental and car club vehicles for business travel.

Enterprise Travel Direct

Enterprise Travel Direct compares different travel options for employees.

Enterprise Travel Direct shows live availability of local vehicles in real time, tailored to company policy, and asks employees to confirm whether their own car is suitable for business use.

Journeys are logged before they take place, for more accurate expenses claims, and it also records travel patterns with the aim of identifying better solutions for businesses based on how their employees move around.

Enterprise said the system was was piloted over 12 months with some of the UK’s largest public sector fleets, and was shown to cut journeys and business mileage, as well as changing employee behaviour.

Adrian Bewley, assistant vice president of business mobility UK & Ireland at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, commented: “Businesses have struggled to measure and contain the real cost of employee mobility because they lacked the data or it wasn’t available in a format that could be easily analysed. Because ETD records all the details of every journey, it provides employers with a wealth of data that can be used to refine business travel to more cost-effective options.”

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.