Hertz and the Florida Department of Transportation announced today the Central Florida Carshare Program offering Orlando area residents Hertz 24/7 hourly car rentals. Hertz 24/7 allows customers to rent a wide variety of vehicles near their home or work, day or night. Residents and visitors can sign up online, and reserve cars which can be picked up from one of Hertz’s several convenient locations throughout the city and experience the enhanced benefits offered by Hertz 24/7.
“We’re excited that the Florida Department of Transportation and city of Orlando have chosen Hertz 24/7 for its residents,” commented Scott Sider, Group President, Hertz Rent A Car, The Americas. “Hertz’s 24/7 hourly rentals are less expensive than other services and provide unmatched vehicle choices and unparalleled customer service. Hertz shares Florida’s quest for alternative transportation options and is committed to redefining the industry to create the fastest, easiest and most valued rental experience in the industry. By utilizing the resources we have as the leading global car rental company – including best-in-class technology – Hertz is making strides to bring the future of car rental service for our customers.”
Hertz is starting the program with 12 vehicles adhering to the city’s plan to increase the availability of short-term transportation at an affordable cost, increase the use of public transit and decrease the parking demand in neighborhoods.
Rates will start around $8 an hour depending on the type of vehicle rented and will include fuel and insurance. Enrollment in the program is required in advance, but can be done for free at Hertz247.com. Orlando is looking to strategically decentralize a fleet of well maintained, environmentally-friendly vehicles to an array of convenient locations throughout the city. Hertz 24/7 benefits include:
* No annual fees. Hertz 24/7 does not have membership or annual renewal fees.
* Expansive Selection of Cars. Rental fleet options including the Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa and Chevrolet Camaro, Impala, Captiva, and Equinox. Hertz 24/7 also plans to have a selection of hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles in its fleet.
* Unparalleled Customer Service. Hertz 24/7’s industry leading, proprietary in-car technology provides a safe and superior in-car experience. In the vehicle, a hands-free audio kit connects customers to a team of Hertz Customer Care experts - available 24/7, 365 days a year - should customers have questions, need assistance or need to extend their reservation.
* 180 miles a day, gas and insurance included in the rates and daily rates for longer trips with the ability to rent a car for an hour, a day or even a week.