Enterprise has announced the addition of 100 electric vans to its Flex-E-Rent fleet.
The new vans include Mercedes-Benz eSprinter and eVito and Renault Kangoo E-Tech models.
They are being made available for daily and longer-term flexible rental from 14 Enterprise depots in the South of England and the Midlands.
Enterprise says the vans can help businesses looking to try out EVs ahead of the UK ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle sales in 2030, and looking to meet the requirements of new city clean air zones.
Enterprise Flex-E-Rent managing director Danny Glynn said: “We believe we have a valuable role to play in the decarbonisation of transportation through the adoption of the latest technologies.
“We are encouraging all business customers to trial plug-in EV technology, especially in areas where clean air or low emission zones are in place or likely to come into effect soon.
“Despite the perceptions around range and network, many businesses can quickly adapt to the requirements of using plug-in EVs once they get started. There are many applications ideally suited for electric vans in service businesses and for deliveries, and we’re already discussing options with several of our customers.
“We are working with a range of stakeholders, including from government, utilities, infrastructure providers, vehicle manufacturers and other partners to collaborate on this topic. It will take everyone working together to ensure the market is ready to support the viability of EVs on a mass scale.”