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Hertz To Rent Smart Cars

A Smart Electric cruises New York.

Want to see if you can with an electric vehicle? first step may be to check the at your local Hertz office.  The nation’s largest rental company is charging the emerging battery car market, and to add the new Smart Electric Drive to its fleet, starting next

Hertz has already signed with a variety of other car makers, ranging from the Coda to more established that include Nissan, Motors and Toyota.

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Industry experts are divided the potential market for battery-electric especially in the U.S. where “range anxiety” is a factor for used to being able to long distances whenever want.  So, placing products in a fleet, like Hertz, can a way for potential buyers to try before buy.

The Smart Electric is a lithium-ion-powered version of the maker’s fortwo.  Designed as an urban car to with, it already targets who are less likely to need range capabilities.  On a full the Smart ED can get as much as 84 miles.

  Recharging, using a special charger, takes less eight hours.

The first ED models will be offered in New City, starting December 15 th .  will expand the program to D.C. during the first of 2011, then San Francisco, by

Smart, a division of Daimler AG, and a brand of Mercedes-Benz, won’t put the Drive model into the market until 2012.

The ED was developed under a partnership Daimler and the California electric start-up, Tesla Motors.

has promised to launch an aggressive providing batter cars to its reflecting the fact that a share of customers don’t the range offered by most vehicles – typically 70 to about 100 per charge.  The company lists customers as urban drivers, students, travelers and corporations.”

Last month, Hertz a deal with the new battery-car Coda, which will some of its product into use in Southern California. ( Click for more.)

Hertz also to rent the Nissan Leaf vehicle and General Motors’ hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt.  will use Hertz to field a plug-in version of the Prius as well as the new Mitsubishi I electric which will launch in

Hertz is seeking out partners who make charging stations to battery-car renters.  Those the firm says, will be in Hertz’s onboard navigation NeverLost, to make it easy to a fast charge.

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