Hertz on demand expands global EV initiative on College Campuses

14th Oct 2011
Hertz on demand expands global EV initiative on College Campuses

Hertz On Demand, The Hertz Corporation’s (NYSE: HTZ)global hourly car rental program announced the delivery of a Nissan LEAF to Texas A&M University.

“As we continue to expand our University network, we are also expanding our fleet of EVs on campuses around the country,” said Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Hertz Corporation. “With today’s youth being environmentally and technologically savvy, it’s important that we harness these concepts and deliver them through the services Hertz On Demand provides to students and staff.”

Hertz On Demand was the first car share company to bring production EVs to a University campus when a Nissan LEAF was introduced to the University of Arizona’s fleet in April of this year.

“Texas A&M University is excited to be one of the first universities in the country to have an electric vehicle in its car share fleet,” said Ron Steedly, Alternative Transportation Manager, Texas A&M University. “Our partnership with Hertz enables us to offer this cutting edge mode of transportation to the Aggie community.”

Texas A&M will introduce and welcome the newest addition to their fleet, the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle from 11-1 pm CT at Texas A&M University’s Sbisa Plaza. Students, faculty and staff will be able to learn more about the Nissan LEAF and will be able to sign up for Hertz On Demand on site. The new Fiat 500 will also be on site for viewing.


Hertz On Demand launched at Texas A&M University in April 2011 with 5 vehicles. Today, the University has over 450 members enrolled in the program, and will have 7 vehicles with the addition of the Fiat 500, and the new Nissan LEAF electric vehicle, making the fleet at Texas A&M more diversified.

Hertz On Demand employs the latest in technology to provide a safe and superior customer service. Upon enrolling in Hertz On Demand, a member receives a smart chip enabled membership card, which gives keyless entry to any car in the fleet that the member reserves. In the car, a hands-free audio kit connects members to a Member Care Center representative should they have questions, need assistance or need to extend their rental. The in-car technology also enables Hertz On Demand to “communicate” with the vehicle, enabling representatives to unlock, engage and locate vehicles. The technologically advanced cars are also equipped with iPod connectivity, NeverLost® in-car navigation systems and EZ Pass transponders.

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