ENTERPRISE ENTERS MOTORCYCLE RENTAL BIZ IN VEGAS: LAS VEGAS (AP) — Enterprise Rent-A-Car is taking a leap into the motorcycle business with a new, Las Vegas-based fleet of Harley-Davidsons.
The company better known for four-wheeled vehicles launched its two-wheeled line on Wednesday, marking the first time a major car rental company is offering motorcycles in the U.S.
Enterprise Vice President Steve Short says the company started the pilot program in Sin City because it sees opportunity among tourists who want to venture out to attractions like Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon.
Customers can now rent five different Harley models from a new Enterprise branch on Flamingo Road. Two more models should be available by the end of November.
Las Vegas visitors have long been able to rent motorcycles around the Strip, but this is the first time a major car rental company is offering them.
GM TO SELL IMPALA POWERED BY NATURAL GAS, GASOLINE: DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will start selling a Chevrolet Impala sedan next summer that runs on both natural gas and gasoline.
The company says both fuels are needed because there are few natural gas filling stations in the U.S.
GM says the Impala will be the only factory-produced full-size car that runs on both fuels.
Natural gas is plentiful in the U.S. and is cheaper than gasoline. AAA says gas costs about $3.35 per gallon. Natural gas fueling station company Clean Energy says compressed natural gas costs $2.94 for the amount equal to a gallon of diesel fuel.
GM didn't reveal the new Impala's price. A gas-powered Impala starts around $28,000. CEO Dan Akerson announced the car at a Washington event marking the 40th anniversary of the OPEC oil embargo.