Chauffeur Service Startup Goes ‘Green’


East Valley Tribune:

Most people who reach the age of 50 start thinking about how to prepare for retirement. Jim Whiteside was ready to start a whole new career.

Whiteside sold his interest in a medical supply company after 30 years in that business and started a chauffeured hybrid-vehicle transportation service in May.

Tempe-based EnviroCar is a cross between a taxi and limousine service, offering trips around the Valley to clients who schedule rides in the company’s fuel-efficient Prius and Lexus hybrid cars.

“I felt this was a business we have a need for in Phoenix with our air pollution problems,” he said. “It’s a socially responsible business, which caught my interest.”

Photo by Paul O’Neill.


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