Hertz to rent all-electric cars in California
November 22, 2010
• Coda sedans join the fleet
• ‘We get closer to making electric vehicle travel an everyday reality’
Coda sedan (photo by Coda Automotive)
Car renters in California will be able to lessen their carbon footprints in the state next year by renting all-electric cars from at least one major car rental companies.
Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) says it has signed a deal with Coda Automotive, a Santa Monica-based car maker, to offer the four-door, five-passenger all-electric Coda sedans in California.
It might not be a great idea to rent one for a trip to Yosemite as the car has a range of 90-120 miles before its battery needs a six-hour recharge.
“As we continue to build out our EV and PHEV infrastructure, we get closer to making electric vehicle travel an everyday reality," says Mark Frissora, Hertz chairman and chief executive officer
The Coda sedan will join vehicles from Nissan and other manufacturers as part of the Hertz fleet of electric and partially electric vehicles.
The car, which is largely made in China with final assembly in California, is designed to be plugged straight into a standard household unit, among other charging options.