Renault and Hertz to launch EV Car Rent Service in Europe
This program consists of renting cars for short periods of time using the new range of Renault electric vehicles in its stores across Europe. Thus, Hertz will become one of the first renters in offering the Twizy and Fluence ZE, Kangoo ZE and ZOE.
This agreement concerning electric vehicles has been signed under the Geneva Motor Show. Under this agreement, the car hire company confirms its willingness to offer their customers seamless mobility solutions to CO2 emissions, increasing its European fleet with five hundred vehicles of the Renault ZE This agreement will form part of the implementation of the continental Hertz Global program for electric vehicles, Hertz Global Electric Vehicle , launched in December 2010.
According to Mark Frissora, chairman CEO of Hertz Corportation, “Hertz is committed to implement its program, Hertz Global Electric Vehicle in the world. The agreement with Renault will be an essential component of our deployment in Europe. Renault has about a range of electric vehicles to demonstrate that design, style and flexibility are consistent with the principle of ‘Zero Emissions’. We do not reject the idea of offering to customers of Hertz and Hertz by Connect members a chance to drive these vehicles from early 2012 ” .
Designed according to each user, the range of electric vehicles from Renault is directed to a diverse clientele. ZE Fluence is a family vehicle, which shows that the size, comfort and practicality can be reconciled with environmental protection. While, Kangoo ZE electric utility is perfect for fleets and professional. Twizy is a practical and agile small car, ideal for the city, with stylish design and two seats in tandem. For its part, ZOE is a hundred percent electric vehicle as spacious as the equivalent of a B-segment model and is designed for both the city and for the road.
First global vehicle rental company at airports, Hertz occupies a privileged position to allow different kinds of customers – urban drivers, students, travelers or-discover electric vehicles. Under this strategy, Hertz is signing agreements with manufacturers, suppliers charging stations, municipalities, NGOs and businesses.
In the coming months, the program Hertz EV Global will use its rental locations and car sharing to provide electric vehicles and charging points, in order to establish a network of electric vehicles. In addition, it will use its technology, especially advanced tools for car park management and GPS navigation system NerverLost known for his clients.