Vehicle rental firm Enterprise has seen a surge in demand for car clubs as more employees return to their offices.
Enterprise said UK corporate clients were now adding automated on-street car rental to their travel policies so they can offer more flexible vehicle options to staff.
As a result of this trend, Enterprise has introduced in-branch technology which can geolocate vehicles and gives staff the ability to instantly see the availability of both daily rental and car club vehicles, which is becoming more important as the number of last-minute bookings increases.
Enterprise has more than 1,400 on-street vehicles, available in towns and cities around the UK, which are often the best option for last-minute bookings, out-of-hours rental and employees who are remote or hybrid working.
Paul McCorkell, director of business rental, UK & Ireland, at Enterprise, added: “Automated rental through an on-street car club is becoming an important form of vehicle hire, especially for businesses transitioning the workplace to a hybrid working model.
“Rental on demand brings several benefits. It enables customers to access a much wider range and number of cars and vans in their local area. It reduces collection and delivery charges because vehicles are close to where the employee lives or works and lowers their carbon footprint.”
Businesses using Enterprise’s ETD booking and compliance platform can also ensure that certain employees are “defaulted” to a local car club vehicle when it is the closest, most convenient and most sustainable option.