SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

April 09, 2010 10:42 ET

Hertz Co-Sponsors NBA Oklahoma City Thunder's Green Week

PARK RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) -  The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has teamed up with the Oklahoma City Thunder to co-sponsor Green Week, an NBA initiative for environmental awareness. The sponsorship includes having a Connect by Hertz car sharing vehicle on display at Thunder home games, a special offer on Hertz's Green Collection vehicles, and Hertz tips for driving green located at

Connect by Hertz had a Ford Escape on display at the Thunder home games on April 4 and April 7, and will be displayed at the game on April 9, along with representatives from Hertz to discuss the green collection and the green element of car sharing. The Escape is from the Connect by Hertz fleet available at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. The representatives will provide attendees with tips for "driving green" and will be handing out flyers that include a special $30 off a weekly Hertz Green Collection rental. In addition, 5,000 attendees of the April 7 game received a co-branded, Hertz and Thunder branding, reusable shopping bag in honor of Green Week.

Hertz's Green Collection is a collection of environmentally friendly cars that have a fuel efficiency rating of 27 mpg and are EPA SmartWay certified. In 2008, Hertz expanded the Green Collection with the addition of 3,400 Toyota Priuses and, since then, has increased its hybrids offering to more than 5,000 including the Nissan Altima Hybrid. Today, Hertz has nearly 35,000 cars in its Green Collection available at 50 major airport locations in the United States. Recently, Hertz announced a partnership with Nissan to bring the automaker's electric car, the Nissan LEAF, to select locations in the U.S. and Europe by early next year.

Hertz's newest entity, Connect by Hertz car sharing, encourages the use of mass and alternative transportation options and it is estimated that for every car sharing vehicle on the road, up to fourteen personal vehicles are taken off the street.

Hertz, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ), is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 8,100 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 78 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Connect by Hertz, the Company's global car sharing club operates in Berlin, London, Madrid, New York City and Paris. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers from approximately 325 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France and Spain.

For more information about Connect by Hertz or to sign up for membership visit To make traditional car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at For information on Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at