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  • 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

    The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is now available to rent from Hertz.

  • BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station
    BMW Launches Flexible Mobility Program For i3 Electric Car

    It's not a new idea, but it's one that carries a certain allure: Let the buyers of an electric car borrow a different vehicle for those few times a year when they need to travel long distances. Loaner programs have been offered by a number of electric-car makers, including Fiat for its 500e car in...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model S Electric Car Available From Hertz As Rental Car

    Always wanted to drive a Tesla Model S? Well, now you can now rent one. The wonder car from Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will be offered for rental from Hertz in (very) select U.S. markets, as part of the company's "Dream Cars" program. Right now, the Model S all-electric luxury sedan is only available...

  • Greetings from Florida
    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 the United States? That woud be Orlando, Florida. Now a new initiative, Drive Electric Orlando (DEO), is coordinating rental...

  • Cambio Autodelen TV ad for electric car rental [screen capture]
    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 blatantly obvious occurrence of plumber butt in public. Then add one young motorcycle police officer to the resulting mix...

  • 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 where they'd like to see electric cars located for short-term rentals through its Hertz On Demand EV program. The Mission...

  • Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

    Certain parts of the media would have you believe that slow electric car sales indicate that no-one wants to drive electric cars. Not so, says all-electric car sharing service Car2Go, which has announced over 6,000 user registrations in its first 100 days. Founded last year by Daimler North America Corporation, the same company that owns Smart, Car2Go offers customers pay-as-you-go electric car rentals within San Diego. Because of its connections with Smart of America, the only car on offer is the two-seat Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, but with over 300 all-electric Smarts parked at strategic...

  • 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 instead of a gasoline one if they so wish. Now Hertz is helping Virginia-based Evatran test its wireless charging technology -- a...

  • 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!" Specifically, "We've got about 50 electric cars in our fleets now, and we could use another 2,000 to 3,000 if we could just get...

  • 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 home -- but now visitors to San Francisco can opt to rent an electric car from the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront...

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    Recycling Used Oil Into Fresh, Clean Oil: Enterprise Signs On

    Over the years, the norms around what to do with used oil have changed. Used to be you tossed it down the nearest drain. Then came recycling. As energy prices soared, using old oil as heating fuel in special-purpose space heaters arrived. Now, the loop has closed, and used oil can be considered...

  • Hertz electric vehicle rental
    Renting an Electric Car: When Is It Smart, When Is It Dumb?

    One way for potential buyers to get familiar with electric cars is to rent one. Several rental companies, among them Enterprise, have announced plans to rent 2011 Nissan Leaf and other electric models at selected locations. Renting an electric car lets you spend far more time in one than the...

  • Getaround car sharing Tesla Roadster Sport

    The all-electric Tesla Roadster is probably the world's best advertisement for electric cars. While crude, cramped, and expensive, its 0-to-60-mph time of 3.9 seconds will make a convert out of any electric skeptic. But thus far, Tesla Motors has built only 1,500 Roadsters, and the car was always meant to be a limited-production exercise. How to get more people behind the wheel? Well, how about renting one? San Francisco Bay Area startup Getaround is one of a few "social car-rental" services that allow individuals to rent cars directly from one another. This isn't car-sharing, a la Zipcar...

  • Smart Electric Drive at Hertz Global EV rental launch, New York City, December 2010
    Hertz To Launch Electric-Car Rentals in NYC, Add Smart To Fleet

    As it gears up to offer electric cars in selected rental fleets across the country, Hertz has dribbled out details of how its Global EV program will actually work. Today we learn that New York City will be the first region to receive the electric and plug-in hybrid rental cars, with rentals to...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan, final production version
    Everybody Hertz Sometimes: CODA Lifts Mood With Rental Contract

    You have to feel a little sorry for CODA automotive. A few months ago the Santa Monica firm was striding towards a December launch of its 2011 Sedan. Then as a prequel to announcing its first all-electric car would be delayed by nearly 9 months its Senior VP of Sales and Marketing left, closely...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan, final production version
    Enterprise To Add 100 2011 Coda Sedans To Its Electric Car Fleet

    Electric cars and the rental market seem made for one another. While you’re not easily going to be able to make huge long-distance family trips in an electric rental car, all electric rental cars are ideal for visitors to larger cities throughout the U.S., be they on holiday or stop-over...

  • Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010
    Hertz To Rent Electric Cars Like Nissan Leaf In Selected Areas

    Renting a car is one of the most common ways of driving a model you’re not familiar with. Now, as electric cars start to make their way into dealerships, they will be showing up in rental fleets as well. Hertz, the nation’s largest rental brand, announced last week that it would add...

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    Forget The Showroom, Your First EV Test-Drive Could Be A Rental Car

    Imagine going on a  vacation to London, or Paris. You've just got over the jet-lag and are feeling like exploring the city.  You've done all the usual tourist activities and have some friends on the other side of town to visit. Do you navigate a strange subway system, take a taxi, or make your...

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    Ever loan your car to a friend for a day in exchange for a few bucks? Soon, that may not void your insurance and make you a criminal. At least in California. State Assemblymember Dave Jones (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill (AB 1871) that would amend the state's insurance laws by allowing vehicle owners to participate in car-sharing programs. Right now, policyholders are banned from renting out personal vehicles. In its simplest form, car-sharing gives multiple drivers access to a pool of vehicles. It's generally first-come, first-served. The core of the business lies in data to answer a...

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