SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

The Hertz Corporation

May 25, 2011 07:34 ET

Media Alert: Hertz Launches Electric Vehicle Service in Washington, D.C.

PARK RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) -

WHO:
Hertz Global EV
Partners: GE, NRG, GM

WHAT:
Hertz is introducing all electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles into its Washington, D.C. fleet. To celebrate, Hertz is hosting an event on the Hill followed by test drives from its Union Station location.

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
10:00 a.m. Press Conference
Senate Energy Committee Hearing Room, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366

Remarks from:
Senator Jeff Bingaman
Congressman Jay Inslee
James Woolsey,
former Director of the CIA, Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Paul Foody, GE
John O'Brien, NRG
Brian Wynne, EDTA

11:30 a.m. EV/PHEV Test Drives
Hertz Union Station (you'll be greeted at the Hertz counter, 2nd Floor)

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Remarks/interview with Hertz spokesperson
  • Remarks/interview with special guests Senator Bingaman and Congressman Inslee, James Woolsey, Paul Foody, John O'Brien, and Brian Wynne
  • EV test drive (limited availability)
  • Footage/photos of EVs/PHEVs

About Hertz
Hertz operates from more than 8,500 locations in 146 countries worldwide and is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 83 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. Product and service such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® GPS, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio set Hertz apart from the competition. The Company also operates the global car sharing club, Connect by Hertz, and operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, from approximately 325 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Italy, Spain and Saudi Arabia.