Electric Cars Being Rented By Hertz In D.C.

Rental car corporation Hertz has announced that it will start to offer more green models, like electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, at the company’s Union Station branch in Washington, D.C. through its car-sharing program called “Connect by Hertz.”

We recently reported that the company was looking to use some Tesla Motors vehicles under a special Hollywood program in Los Angeles that services the entertainment industry, and that up to sixteen different locations would be fitted with solar power technology.

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Hertz says that by having vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt available in the nation’s capital, it will show visitors the potential of green cars, while acting as a test region for future, larger-scale roll out as the country seeks to have one million electric vehicles on the road by the year 2015.

The rental company seems to understand that some consumers still have concerns about electric vehicle range, which is why its quick to point out that membership in car sharing program includes 24-hour road-side assistance.

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