Car hire giant committed to electric car usage

Car hire giant committed to electric car usage

Car hire giant Hertz has announced its intention to support the development of electric car usage through both its car sharing and car rental facilities. As the world’s largest general use car rental brand, their promise to commit to the development of electric vehicles is especially important.

Hertz made the announcement at the annual meeting of Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) where global leaders meet to discuss the biggest problems affecting the modern world.

The car rental firm has the ability to reach out to a wide range of consumers including students, professional and business people and families so their support will have a far reaching affect in introducing the latest green travel technology to a wide consumer base.

The car rental company has announced plans to launch its electric car hire scheme this autumn, with the service planned to reach parts of Europe by the beginning of 2011.

Earlier this year Hertz revealed its plans to introduce the Nissan Leaf, a 100% electric powered vehicle, to selected car rental fleets in the US and Europe. Hertz aims to lead the way in introducing the public to the next generation of electric powered vehicles, which will in turn help to support and stimulate the development of eco-friendly travel all over the world.

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