Back in December, Hertz launched the first U.S. electric vehicle rental program. Since then, they’ve added a slew of the latest EVs to the list of available cars, including the hugely popular Chevy Volt. Yesterday the company announced that they have rented the first Volt from their fleet in New York City to a Mr. Elliot Jones.
The Volt joins the company’s Smart ForTwo Electric Drive EV/PHEV options as one of the newest EVs available to the general public through the Connect by Hertz car sharing program in New York. They have more than 175 locations throughout the city, with a fleet of over 400 EVs. The renting of the Volt further solidifies Hertz’s commitment to making green transportation widely available for retail consumers. If you’re dying to get behind the wheel of an EV but you have no need to rent a car, Hertz is offering a test drive program for the newest electric vehicles on the market, including the new Prius, the latest Smart Car, and the Nissan Leaf. Already driven a new EV? Tell us what you think!
For more on the newest electric vehicles, check out our coverage from the Detroit Auto Show.