Hertz signs up to add Renault EVs to European fleet
The corporation has signed a letter of intent to add Renault's electric cars to its fleet, starting with the Twizy.
Hertz plans to add 500 units of the Renault range to its fleet over the next two years across Europe as part of the European development of its Global Electric Vehicle Program, launched in December 2010.
Mark Frissora, chairman and CEO of Hertz Corporation, said: 'Hertz is committed to global implementation of our Electric Vehicle initiative and our planned partnership with Renault will be a vital component of our European roll-out. Renault has developed a full range of electric vehicles demonstrating that design, style and flexibility are compatible with zero-emissions. We look forward to providing our Hertz customers and Connect by Hertz members with the opportunity to drive these vehicles from the beginning of 2012.'
Uwe Hochgeschurtz, senior vice president, Renault Corporate Sales Division, added: 'Electric vehicles are the real long-term solution to today’s environmental and noise pollution issues. We have created an exciting range of zero-emission vehicles to meet the needs of the consumer and the business-traveller. Our partnership with Hertz will allow the public to experience our innovative driving technology first-hand, as well as developing their understanding of the environmental benefits of our Renault ZE Range.'
Hertz is also forming partnerships with charging station providers, municipalities, NGO’s, corporations and other stakeholders and says that over the coming months, it will use its rental and car sharing locations as bases for vehicles and charging stations, and employ its fleet management and GPS technology to help form an EV grid.