Essay on Lotus Rental Car

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Abstract Creating a fleet of Alternative fuel vehicles for Lotus rental cars would be a very wise decision. There is a strong movement towards using alternative fuels for many reasons. The consumers are now motivated to drive vehicles that not only protect the environment, but also save money. More and more car manufactures are providing vehicles that use alternative fuels or “Flex” fuels. This movement in the market place is gaining momentum. It would be wise for Lotus to lead this market by providing this service to the consumer.

Feasibility of an alternative fuel vehicle fleet. Today’s environmentally concerned consumers are looking for ways to not only save the environment, but also save money. Oil prices are constantly on the
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Another key difference is that natural gas and propane vehicles’ maintenance schedules usually deviate from conventional maintenance schedules (2007c). Understanding how a vehicle operates can make a significant difference in being knowledgeable of how to maintain it. A plausible business solution to this problem would be that Lotus Rental Cars purchases new AFV’s from reliable dealers only. This would ensure that vehicle service contracts are valid and the most qualified mechanics maintain Lotus Rental Cars’ AFV fleet. In addition, extended warranty packages should be purchased for lengthened reassurance. Lotus Rental Cars might also choose to have their own technicians trained to keep up with maintenance on an AFV fleet once the service contracts expire. New maintenance contracts would certainly give the corporation enough time to get all repair personnel into training and/or hire new technicians qualified to repair AFV’s.
Problem 2 AFV’s do not always provide the desired performance of a conventional vehicle. Fortunately, horsepower ratings for alternative fuel vehicles can range from an estimated 76 horsepower in the 2008 Toyota Prius Hybrid (Kelley Blue Book, 2007) to 320 horsepower in some flex fuel vehicles (Giametta, 2007). To suppress the fact that some AFV’s do not have the range that a traditional gasoline vehicle provides, Lotus Rental Cars could simply choose not to purchase EV’s. This will cut out any recharging issues for patrons