PARK RIDGE, N.J., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use airport car rental brand, is offering the year's top electric vehicle according to Fuel Economy Guide, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark, at its San Francisco and Los Angeles airport locations, as well as Hertz local facilities throughout California. According to the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide released by the EPA and Energy Department, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark electric vehicle is the most fuel-efficient vehicle. The subcompact car achieves miles per gallon equivalent to 119 combined, 128 city and 109 highway.
"Hertz is constantly looking for opportunities to improve and grow our sustainability efforts and we're excited to offer this year's most fuel-efficient vehicle for rent," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. "In addition to Hertz's EV program and Green Traveler Collection, environmental sustainability is integrated throughout the Company, from our car wash process to the way we build our rental locations. Having a selection of leading electric vehicles in our fleet gives customers a valued selection of smart mobility option when renting."
The Chevrolet Spark is just one of Hertz's many Smart Mobility rental choices, which includes electric vehicles, hybrids and car sharing. Smart Mobility is part of the company's sustainability roadmap to reduce the environmental impacts of driving, without compromising convenience or customer needs. The goal is to help make smart, sustainable mobility a viable, global reality by giving customers and communities access to, and the experience of, driving greener rentals.
The Hertz EV program provides customers global access to EVs. The program has grown from a vision to a market reality in more than ten cities and three continents, offering a diverse fleet of EVs from manufacturers like Nissan, GM and Tesla.
Hertz is listed on the Natural Capital Leaders Index and has been recognized for its sustainability achievements, receiving the Global Business Travel Association's "Sustainable Innovation Award", Swedish Association of Green Motorists' "Most Environmentally Friendly Car Rental Company", and Fleet News UK's "Environmental Award."
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 11,555 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 145 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 10,090 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 145 countries. Our Dollar and Thrifty brands have approximately 1,400 corporate and franchise locations in approximately 75 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 130 major airports in Europe. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz also swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique vehicles offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige, Green Traveler, and Dream Car Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz 24/7™ hourly car rental business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services. More information about the Company can be found at www.abouthertz.com.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation