As the world’s largest airport-based car rental agency, Hertz sees this as an opportunity to give the public a chance to “test drive” next generation electric vehicles (EVs), so to speak. The company plans to roll out its EV rental program with full-scale deployment in the United States and abroad beginning in 2011.
When it rolls out worldwide next year, according to Hertz, the CODA Sedan will be “the first mainstream all-electric car from an all-electric car company.” CODA’s Sedan–featuring space for five passengers, a full-size trunk and a dependable 90-120 miles of range during any weather conditions–was specifically designed to meet the day-to-day needs of most Americans. A full charge requires about six hours, and enough energy for a short, 40-mile commute takes an average of two hours.
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