Hertz puts customers in charge with electric vehicle campaign

28th Oct 2012
Hertz puts customers in charge with electric vehicle campaign

During the next month, The Hertz Corporation is partnering with Mission Electric, an outreach campaign co-founded by the City of New York, to give New Yorkers a vote on which neighborhoods in their city should receive new Electric Vehicles (EVs) to rent through Hertz. Based on the results, the most popular locations will each receive a Hertz On Demand EV to rent by the hour or by the day.

Voting opens today at http://missionelectric.org launched by Mission Electric, a non-profit website that enables people to make EV choices in their cities. Last month, Mission Electric voters decided which seven Duane Reade stores will be served by electric trucks, keeping a quarter million gallons of diesel from being burned in city streets every year.

“Hertz is committed to expanding its EV program by providing our customers with more rental options at our locations,” said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “By partnering with the City of New York as well as Mission Electric we are giving our customers the ability to choose where they would like us to make EVs available to them.”

“For those who need to drive in NYC, shared vehicles are a great option – and electric shared vehicles are even better,” said Sergej Mahnovski, Director of NYC’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, “The flexibility of car share and the emissions benefits of electric vehicles reduce the benzene, NOx and other pollution in our air and make New York a healthier, greater city.”

Christina Ficicchia, Executive Director of Mission Electric added, “Mission Electric is proud to partner with Hertz to roll out electric vehicle technology in NYC.  We invite New Yorkers to participate in this crowd sourced transportation solution.”


Voters can log on to http://nyc.missionelectric.org/ to vote for their preferred Hertz EV placement during the next month.


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