(6 June 2019) Enterprise is expanding its Enterprise Car Club operation on the Isle of Wight by adding two new vehicles to an all-new location based at Hovertravel’s terminal in Ryde.
The move means that business, leisure and residential travellers visiting the Island can quickly pick up a car the minute they step off the hovercraft – at any time of the day or night – and get on the road straight away.
With vehicles parked just a few seconds’ walk from where the hovercraft lands, the Enterprise Car Club service is both very convenient and can help those visiting the Island to save money. This is because the combined cost of using the hovercraft and picking up an Enterprise Car Club vehicle on the Island can cost less than bringing a vehicle to the Island for the day on the car ferry or relying on Isle of Wight taxi services. The service is therefore especially appealing to the many SMEs who travel between the Island and mainland and are looking for more cost-effective travel choices.
What’s more, Enterprise Car Club members will receive an extra 20% off travel with Hovertravel, as well as £10 driving credit and annual membership for just £10 – reduced from £60*. Enterprise Car Club is planning to add vehicles to Hovertravel’s terminal in Southsea later this year allowing those travelling from the Island to also continue their journey seamlessly the other side.
Paul Smith, Enterprise Rent-A-Car General Manager for South Central England, said: “The Isle of Wight is a location where the benefits of Enterprise Car Club really come into their own, allowing people to cross the Solent and have a car waiting the other side – while avoiding the notoriously high costs of taking a vehicle to or from the Island.
“Due to this, the service has proved really popular with Islanders and visitors alike since we launched in East Cowes and Newport in 2017 and as a result, we are expanding to cover more of the Island’s transport hubs. The increased presence of Enterprise Car Club vehicles at the island’s sea terminals also means that fewer visitors need to bring their cars over, reducing vehicle congestion on the Island.”
Neil Chapman, Managing Director of Hovertravel, said, “We fully support Enterprise Car Club’s decision to locate vehicles at the Hovertravel terminal in Ryde. Car clubs are an excellent solution for the ‘last mile’ of a journey, when you’ve come off the hovercraft and you’re trying to get to a business meeting or a friend’s house. It means you can jump in a car when you need to, pay only for what you use, and rest assured that you’re driving away in a low-emission vehicle that is perfect for the job. I regularly use Enterprise Car Club and I’ve been very impressed with how easy it is to use.”