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    Report: Hertz 24/7 will make carsharing available to most Americans by 2016

    Hertz wants to be there whenever you want to borrow a car. The traditional car rental company has been attempting to get in on the short-term carsharing bandwagon for a while, with Hertz On Demand, but this week's announcement of a new program called Hertz 24/7 is a big move towards giving you ...

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    Breaking: Avis' Zipcar buy likely to be approved by antitrust legislators

    While some hipsters were bummed out by the idea of car rental giant Avis owning quirky car sharing innovator Zipcar, US regulators will probably approve the deal. That's what Reuters found out after conducting an informal poll of nine antitrust experts. While several of them feared loss of the ...

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    Study: Is car sharing altruistic or practical?

    So, what's the reason people get into carsharing? Is it a "romanticized view of access understood as a form of collaborative consumption and altruistically motivated"? Or is it more about practical realities – that car sharing is really about affordability and convenience? For Lee ...

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    Official: Hertz, Liberty Tire Recycling announce nationwide tire recycling program

    The Hertz Corporation has added another sustainability initiative to its brand portfolio through a partnership with a major tire recycling company. Hertz and Liberty Tire Recycling launched what they call the first nationwide tire recycling program in the US car rental industry. Hertz goes ...

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    Report: BYD e6 available to U.S. consumers in 2010 2011 2012 2013; Hertz gets it first

    The BYD E6 is a football. No, not a political one like the Chevy Volt. Rather, it is the pigskin that the cartoon character Lucy would hold in place, but then snatch away when Charlie Brown's ever-hopeful foot was in mid-swing. BYD has, yet again, placed an example of its all-electric e6 ...

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    Official: Hertz will try out wireless EV chargers from Plugless Power

    Hertz will be the first rental car company to try out a wireless recharging system for its fleet of electric-drive vehicles. Hertz, whose fleet includes Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicles and Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-ins, will install the system at its headquarters in Park Ridge, ...

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    Hertz adds Transit Connect Electric to plug-in rental fleet, wants thousands more EVs

    The Hertz Corporation, the world's largest general-use vehicle rental firm, has announced the addition of five Ford Transit Connect Electric vans into its Hertz on Demand fleet, a first for the automotive rental industry. With a unique combination of sedan-like driving dynamics, cargo capacity, ...

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    Hertz on Demand teams with Marriot to offer electric vehicles in SF

    Hertz is turning over a new Leaf (or ten, to be exact) by expanding its Marriot Hotel rental fleet in San Francisco, CA to include electric vehicles. The rental agency is adding ten Leafs and some Smart Fortwo Electric Drive vehicles to its sort of Zipcar-ish Hertz on Demand fleet in San ...

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    Hertz Global Electric Vehicle program expands to China

    Hertz Rent-a-Car has announced the expansion of its Global Electric Vehicle initiative to China, making Hertz the first rental agency to offer plug-in vehicles on three continents (North America, Europe and Asia). To make rental electric vehicles feasible in China, Hertz is taking a three-pronged ...

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    Hertz on Demand is a bit like ZipCar without membership fees

    Remember Connect by Hertz? Well, it's gone and it is being replaced by Hertz on Demand. And no, it's not just a name change. Hertz on Demand is an innovative program offered by Hertz that redefines "car sharing, making it less expensive, easier, more flexible and more satisfying to get a car and ...

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    Hertz adds Washington D.C. to plug-in vehicle rental program

    Hertz recently announced that its Connect by Hertz plug-in vehicle rental program will soon be offered in Washington, D.C. Hertz will launch the program in the nation's capital by adding the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf to its fleet at Union Station. Mark Frissora, Hertz chairman and chief ...

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    Hertz offering Mitsubishi i-MiEV rentals in UK

    Hertz Rent-a-Car has added two plug-in Mitsubishi i-MiEVs to its fleet of vehicles in London and intends to add more of the pocket-sized electric vehicles across the UK later this year. The battery-powered hatchbacks are offered as rental vehicles to Connect by Hertz members and will be supported ...

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    Hertz to rent electric Renault Twizy, Zoe, Fluence, Kangoo in Europe

    Here in the U.S., Hertz, will rent the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Tesla Roadster, Smart ED and Coda Sedan to members for a by-the-hour fee through its Connect by Hertz plug-in car rental program. In fact, Hertz already rented out its first electrified Smart Fortwo last ...

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    Hertz rents first Chevy Volt to...

    Late last year, Hertz announced its by-the-hour plug-in car rental program. The list of available (or soon-to-be-available) vehicles is exhaustive and includes the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Tesla Roadster, Smart ED and Coda Sedan. The first of the plug-ins hit Hertz' New ...

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    Hertz details plug-in car rentals; vehicles to include Leaf, Volt, i-MiEV and more

    If testing out the newest electric vehicles is high on your list of priorities, then perhaps you should check out Hertz's by-the-hour plug-in car rental program. Hertz is willing to bet that curious consumers will flock to their lots for some extended drive time in a plug-in vehicle and has thus ...

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    Hertz to offer Coda Sedan rentals at California locations in 2011

    Coda Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On Monday, car rental heavyweight, Hertz, announced that Coda Automotive's electric Sedan will join its fleet of vehicles at select locations in SoCal sometime in 2011. Hertz' announcement follows Enterprise Rent-a-Cars' purchase order ...

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    Avis to rent out 500 electric Renault Fluences, Kangoos to customers in Europe

    2011 Renault Kangoo Z.E. – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Avis Budget Group – like Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car – will begin offering "zero-emissions" vehicles for rent to the public. Unlike Hertz and Enterprise, which inked deals that will land Nissan Leafs on ...

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    Hertz updates European Green Collection, all models now <140g/km of CO2

    Over in Europe, Hertz has updated its "Green Collection" rental car fleet. The expanded fleet is available in more countries and all of the vehicles that fall under the "green" banner have CO2 emissions below 140 g/km and more than half of the available cars are below 120 g/km. Those sub-120 g/km ...

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    Hertz puts the hurt on Zipcar at OSU

    The Ohio State University like a few alt-fuel cars: the Buckeye Bullet 2, hydrogen-powered golf carts and Zipcar/Flexcar. Well, scratch that last one. OSU has decided to give the campus car-sharing contract to Connect by Hertz instead of Zipcar. The exact reason for the switch was not disclosed, ...

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    Hertz offering "Green Collection"

    A new Green Collection of cars from Hertz will feature vehicles with fuel economy ratings of 28mpg or better. Included in the 35,000-car collection will be the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Buick LaCrosse and Hyundai Sonata. Many of the vehicles also carry EPA SmartWay certification, indicating lower ...


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