Travellers heading to London can look forward to joining the electric vehicle revolution when renting cars in the UK capital from next month.
The Hertz Corporation has announced that through its partnership with Vauxhall Motors, customers will be able to rent the stylish, electric Ampera from its on Demand EV car sharing fleet in London.
The revolutionary vehicle has a sophisticated propulsion system, including an extended range of up to 360 miles.
Michel Taride, president, Hertz International, said: “We are delighted to be introducing the Ampera to our growing fleet of electric vehicles.
“At Hertz, we are excited about new technology and innovations in smart, eco-friendly travel.”
The Ampera will incorporate Hertz on Demand’s leading, proprietary in-car technology which provides members a safe and superior car sharing experience.
In the car, a hands-free audio kit connects members to an in-house Member Care Centre representative - available 24/7, 365 days a year - should they have questions, need assistance or need to extend their use of the car.
Hertz also confirmed this week that it will help promote Source London’s EV charging network to customers in support of London’s vision of becoming an electric capital of Europe.
In the UK, Hertz operates 16 Source London funded charging points at six locations across Greater London including London Heathrow and London City Airport.
The company has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chargemaster, the UK’s premier supplier of EV charging solutions, and the parties are in discussions to launch the operation of an electric vehicle (EV) car share scheme in the university city of Oxford.
The Ampera will be available to rent from next month on the Hertz website.