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Ford Fusion Or Toyota Prius: Environmentalist's Vacation Dilemma

Ford Fusion Or Toyota Prius: Environmentalist's Vacation Dilemma

Carbon guilt weighed heavily on my mind as I approached the car rental counter at the Salt Lake City Airport. The book I was reading on the plane (Sustainable Energy, by David JC Mackay) suggested that my portion of the energy for the round-trip plane ride from Boston and back would amount to... read more

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Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010

Want To Rent An Electric Car? You Probably Won't For Long

Over the last few years, several large rental firms have helped the electric car cause by adding plug-in vehicles to their rental fleets. In theory, it's the ideal people to... read more October 16, 2013 by 

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New Effort: Electric-Car Rentals And Charging For Orlando, Florida

What's the best way to persuade people that electric cars are a viable alternative to gasoline cars? Get "butts in seats." And what's one of the largest car-rental markets in... read more September 5, 2013 by 

Nissan New Mobility Concept (Twizy) on the island of Teshima, Japan (Image: Nissan EV on Facebook)

Nissan's Twizy Urban Electric Car Tour's Japan's Vacation Spots

When we first drove Renault's tiny Twizy electric car on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, we got the impression it'd be at its best in some of Europe's warmer climates. In... read more August 9, 2013 by  7

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Is Belgian Granny Sex Rap The Key To Selling Electric Cars? (Video)

Take one very small Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar with a flower decal on the side. Fold in three severe Belgian elderly ladies with disapproving looks. Incorporate one... read more May 10, 2013 by  9

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Electric Car Sales In Europe: Most Going To Rental Fleets?

Europe has been the source of some excitement over electric cars in recent months, as several new models have all hit the market in quick succession. The third-generation... read more April 17, 2013 by  1


Avis Buys Zipcar: Car Sharing Becomes Big Business

How important is car sharing to the future of personal transportation? Enough for car rental giant Avis to spend $500 million on car sharing company Zipcar--that's how... read more January 3, 2013 by  5

Smart Electric Drive at Hertz Global EV rental launch, New York City, December 2010

Hertz Asks New Yorkers Where They Should Rent Electric Cars

New Yorkers are reputedly never shy to offer opinions, whether or not they've been asked for. Now Hertz is partnering with a NYC government outreach program to ask residents... read more October 25, 2012 by  0

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Renting Electric, Hybrid And Green Cars: What Are Your Options?

If you drive an electric car, hybrid, diesel or other green vehicle day-to-day, you might like to know that you can rent similar when you go abroad, or even when you fly... read more August 2, 2012 by  11

Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010

Renting Electric Cars: Hertz Rocks, Enterprise Facing More Challenges?

Does electric car rental work as a business proposition? That might depend on who you ask. Because despite popular rental company Hertz having massive success with the... read more July 3, 2012 by  3

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Renting By The Hours: Enterprise Follows Zipcar, Hertz

Zipcar, it appears, has uncovered a niche that’s no longer ignorable by large rental car firms scrambling for market share and sales growth. Hourly car rentals have... read more June 7, 2012 by  1

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New European Trend: Renting Tiny Cars...By The Minute

We're all familiar with daily car rental. Even hourly car rental is becoming a growing trend, with car-sharing services allowing you to pick up a car somewhere in a city and... read more May 21, 2012 by  3

Hertz Tests Evatran Wireless Electric Car Charging

Hertz Tests Wireless Charging For Electric-Car Rentals

Over the past year we’ve seen car rental firms like Hertz and Enterprise launch new schemes designed to give customers a hassle-free way of renting a plug-in car... read more February 9, 2012 by  5

Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010

Hertz Says 'We Need More Electric Cars' After Year Of Rentals

Hertz has now been renting electric and plug-in cars for almost a year, and the company has learned some lessons along the way. Among them: "We need more electric cars!"... read more October 17, 2011 by  9

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Pininfarina BlueCar Makes Debut In Paris Rental Scheme

Whether electric cars are suitable for the wider market yet is still a topic undergoing heated debate, but several companies have found a use to which they're very much... read more October 3, 2011 by  0

Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010

Hertz, Marriott Bring Electric Cars And Hotels Together In San Francisco

Popular airport rental car firm Hertz has been working alongside Hotel chain Marriott for 30 years to unite weary travelers with a set of wheels while they’re away from... read more August 25, 2011 by  0


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