Hertz brings car sharing to San Diego navy bases

Hertz brings car sharing to San Diego navy bases

The Hertz Corporation has partnered with the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) to bring Hertz On Demand car sharing to 14 locations on three military bases in the San Diego area: Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and Naval Base San Diego. To celebrate the launch, Hertz on Demand is offering new members, signing up through December 31, 2012 $25 in free driving credits.

“U.S. Navy ships dock in San Diego from all over the world and not every Sailor and Marine has a car,” commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “By providing Hertz On Demand car sharing services, members of the U.S. military, especially those not stationed at the various ports, will have quick and easy access to a vehicle whenever they need it.”

The latest in a series programs focused on providing value to members of the military, the pay-as-you-go service will now offer military members an economical, convenient and socially conscious alternative to car ownership. The car sharing service provides 24/7 access to 17 vehicles, including Chevy Cruze, Mazda 2 or Ford Escape. Sailors can sign up for Hertz On Demand in advance or visit the Hertz location on base to for instant enrollment.

“As good stewards of Sailors’ dollars, NEXCOM is always looking for new initiatives to make our Sailors’ lives easier, especially a Fleet Sailor just arriving in port,” said Richard Dow, NEXCOM’s Senior Vice President, Store Operations.