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Hertz On Demand Introduces Electric Vehicles To Its University Of Connecticut Fleet

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PARK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz On Demand, The Hertz Corporation's (NYSE: HTZ) global hourly car rental program announced the addition of a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle to the University of Connecticut's car sharing program today.

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"As Hertz On Demand continues to expand globally, we are also expanding our rental car options," said Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Hertz Corporation. "College students are the most tech and environmentally savvy and we want to provide them with the options to experience everything that's 'new' through Hertz On Demand from the way they book their car to the vehicle they choose to drive."

The Chevrolet Volt at the University of Connecticut will be available in the new Storrs Center parking garage in partnership with the Town of Mansfield, Connecticut. In addition, the Storrs Center garage offers four EV charging stations for the Hertz on Demand vehicle and for the general public.

"As we have been doing for bicycle and bus transportation, the Town is committed to providing the infrastructure for alternative and energy saving transportation modes," said Lon Hultgren, Mansfield Director of Public Works. "We are developing choices for residents and commuters to move themselves and others in and about Mansfield.  I think that all these facilities should be of great value to the community."

The University of Connecticut launched Hertz On Demand in October 2011 with four vehicles. Today, the University has over 800 members enrolled in the program, and will have six vehicles with the addition of the Chevrolet Volt.   

"Working with the Town and Hertz On Demand has been among the major positive initiatives UConn is taking to bring energy saving modes of transportation to the quaintness of Storrs," said Janet Freniere, Manager of Transportation Services, University of Connecticut.

The Hertz On Demand pay-as-you-go service, with no annual fees, provides members with 24/7 access to vehicles at the University of Connecticut and in the Town of Mansfield. Hertz On Demand offers members a range of cars – from an electric vehicle to compacts, sedans and SUVs. Hertz On Demand provides an economical, convenient and socially conscious alternative to car ownership with enhanced member benefits including:

  • Free membership. Hertz On Demand has no enrollment fee or annual membership fee, and offers low hourly or daily rates starting as low as $6.50/hour.
  • New rental fleet options include the Chevy Malibu, Nissan Altima, Jeep Patriot, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500 and Chevy Volt.
  • 180 miles a day, gas and insurance included in rates.
  • Daily rates on Hertz rental car for longer trips; Ability to rent a car for up to 30 days.
  • Unparalleled member service including 24/7 live, in-car assistance from a team of Hertz Member Care experts. 
  • No late fees. Hertz On Demand members will not receive punitive charges/late fees for the late return of a vehicle.

For more information, visit www.hertzondemand.com, visit the Hertz On Demand Facebook page, or call Member Care Services at 877-654-4400.

About Hertz On DemandHertz On Demand, Hertz's global car sharing club, has more than 850 vehicles, 150,000 members and more than 250 locations worldwide, including corporate offices and universities. Hertz On Demand offers a variety of vehicles available for online reservation at competitive rates. All cars are equipped with Eileo® technology, and benefits covered by the hourly rate include gas, insurance, GPS turn-by-turn navigation, 24/7 roadside assistance, 24-hour Member Care Center communication, and 180 free miles per day.

About Hertz Hertz, the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 8,800 locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame, was named by the magazine's readers' as the Best Car Rental Agency, and was voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey.  Products such as Hertz Gold Choice, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz.  Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing, and owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.

For more information, visit www.HertzOnDemand.com or www.hertz.com

 

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