Enterprise Rent-A-Car CEO Almost Calls for Higher Gas Prices

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Enterprise Rent-A-Car CEO must have some German politician in him somewhere (not literally, of course). Speaking with Bloomberg, Andrew Taylor’s message comes through loud and clear: Ve must have order! How can you dumkopfs expect our nationalized manufacturers to build cars that save the planet without high gas prices! And so the reporter asks the obvious question (it’s what reporters do best): should we raise the gas tax? Check out Taylor’s eyebrow work at 1:23, and his subsequent journey into the bowels of Wiggles World. The CEO didn’t see that one coming? It gets better. When asked if American cars are any good (2:18), Taylor lauds Ford, Chrysler and “even” GM. With friends like that . . . Or is it a good thing that Enterprise fancies itself Detroit’s “petri dish,” looking to put the Volt into immediate rental service? We report, you deride.

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  • Taxman100 Taxman100 on Oct 16, 2009

    Another lazy CEO of a fat, lazy American corporation who wants government regulation to make his job easier, regardless of the impact on the life of average Americans. Now that the baby boomers have taken over American business, American business leadership is the cheap whore to the pimps in Washington who "protect" them, but want all of their profits. A pox on him.

  • Oldyak Oldyak on Oct 17, 2009

    "I'm not a politician"...... I just sound and act and feel like one!!!!! What a bunch of crap. O.K so now we TAX TAX TAX the price of fuel up to 'European' standards and the automakers will be successful????? That math is from another planet. Automakers like ourselves take chances every day on our level of success. YOU MAKE A LINE OF CARS FROM FUEL EFFICIENT TO GAS GUZZLER. or you just make fuel efficient or Gas guzzler. Dont get the government thinking about a "lets save the auto industry gas tax" this kind of thinking is SCARY at the very least. but probably too late....

  • R H R H on Oct 17, 2009

    threer> That may be true, but I haven't generally found rentals as cheap as $15 + tax/day except with enterprise. Driving 800 miles for $20-$25 + gas is a pretty good deal.

  • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on Oct 18, 2009
    Let me get this straight. Somebody whose business is renting cars wants it to become more expensive for people to use their products? A significant spike in gas prices would probably wind back discretionary car ownership and increase the demand for rentals.