31 OCTOBER 2011
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Hertz has announced the use of Chinese automotive company BYD's eBus-12 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), claiming it as a first by a rental car company.
The BYD bus is able to run 150 miles on a single charge in urban conditions, more than enough for Hertz's use at its airport locations, and its energy consumption is less than 100 kWh per 10kms. At Los Angeles the bus shuttles car hire customers between the terminals and the company's rental facility. It saves on average US$76 per day, per bus in fuel costs!
"Hertz is aggressively moving forward with its global EV (electric vehicle) programme, introducing electric vehicles into its worldwide fleet and testing other electric vehicles as they become available," says Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. "Hertz's mission is to provide the most technologically advanced mobility solutions to our customers, including the buses we use as part of our everyday operations at airports." In its first year, the Hertz Global EV initiative has grown from a vision to a market presence in cities around the world including New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, London and Shenzhen. www.hertz.com
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