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Sales -- we're talking about solar sales of hybrid cars have been dragged down in January by the overall -- and auto sales and of course the lower gas -- but enterprise rent a car is betting.
You'll still want to rent a car and they are now -- pulling their fleet of hybrids in particular.
Joining us now live from Finland to discuss the -- -- enterprises director of corporate sustainability.
-- brought and I -- thank you for being here.
And I thank you very much tell us have people who call up enterprises now but asking more and more for hybrids I'm assuming that you're just tried to meet demand -- not.
Go entirely for the green issue.
-- that's exactly right -- -- -- that that we have looked kind of -- it directly over the last few years.
How the hybrid vehicle -- kind of -- three lawfully it's.
And as you -- -- site recently we've realized that.
You know as we've worked and -- without manufacturing is that that's the more and more need out there our customers are actually asking us.
In -- can we have a hybrid vehicle from you.
What is their satisfaction level after they've driven a hybrid around -- -- today like at that they not like a what do you hear from the customers.
Yeah I think that that there is definitely an element of curiosity about the vehicle because United's new technology.
-- not necessarily quite sure what that.
-- that big issue it's gonna working quite the sign why or whatever but I see people -- today.
They kind of stop thinking very quickly to the pact that you know an -- -- this is powered by factory and that may be a bit feeding foreign.
We have we have terrific feedback from.
You know the various models that we -- -- that's the Prius the Camry the it's -- -- -- Skype or -- the Nissan Altima.
-- the last numbers that just came out for the month of January auto sales were dismal but when you pick them apart really look deep into the the inside of all of it.
One of the biggest areas of weakness for the fleet sales sales to rental car companies like your own.
Does this possibly mean that -- -- company like Ford you just mentioned the Ford Escape that they could perhaps a year from now see Bob.
In the fleet sales numbers.
-- that the -- they conceal what sorry and set them up Bob.
Meeting a move to the upside that.
Yeah I honestly think that that -- have to be right freestyles.
And particularly to rental car companies which represent the vast majority of guys.
They -- back right now.
But I think that you know eyes as manufacturers work -- organizations like enterprise rent to come away that this terrific network of locations that.
-- that bit of right in the neighborhoods of wet where the American public live and work.
If I can kind of get to see you appreciate and and use.
A vehicle like via Skype I think that that you're gonna see some very interesting.
Hopefully in in in the styles of vehicles like like -- -- Hey Ali I just -- -- interrupt for 12 we got some breaking news then -- get right back to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she thinks that the senate will produce economic stimulus bill.
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Zip car I live in Manhattan of course we -- by the -- -- here that's why they are very popular.
I understand Hertz is taking on that rental by the hour directly kind of offering the same thing do you think you will as well.
We we definitely looking.
Also -- about opportunities -- -- -- as it relates to kind of insuring -- that we are meeting what I customs are asking for -- their.
Lots of various initiatives like this hybrid vehicle.
And the doubling of awfully -- you have locations.
The doll the majority of those vehicles are going to be howls.
And you know from Manhattan downtown as you -- you know we've looking at sort of 1010.
Locations where you can kind of -- a hybrid vehicles specifically.
You -- -- to and price they'll call more by the white hundreds writes a column hotline.
And -- -- -- that particular vehicle which you know that's that's new technology for us but I nobody -- ain't looking forwards.
What by the -- I'm not not not right now.
-- nice to have you thank you very much it's sort of be but the precipice of something new for the cure -- to thank you very much.
Thank you very much and you wanna hybrid -- to -- -- center probably have you driven one I've driven.
There aren't a lot of fun are of course the most disconcerting thing is when your stop don't know how it I don't know if at all -- -- it's it's really kind of spooky at first but.
They driver and I.
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