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Rent - Hire and Electric Vehicle

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by vfx, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. vfx

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    At ALt Car Nissan said that 500 LEAFs have been sold to Hertz and Avis. (not sure if that was "each")

    At the end of this.
     
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    This is a place where EVs would probably do very well. Well some of them, the Leaf and future Tesla (3rd car) would most likely do well as fleet cars in general. That is if they truly are easy to maintain (no more tires every 5k miles) easy to track and monitor would allow satellite locations all over major metropolitan areas much like ZipCar is now.

    In DC out subway is the Metro.
    If there were a standard networked charging station in some if not all (10 years from now) parking spaces it would allow many more people to have access to transportation which would reduce the demand for everyone to have a car.
    ....Huh that might actually backfire in some regards, depending on your standpoint.
     
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    Hertz to compete with ZipCar... But with EVs

    Hertz looks set to take on ZipCar at their own game with local quick rental but will include EVs: SmartEV, Coda Sedan, Nissan Leaf, Plug-in Prius, Mitsubishi i and Tesla Roadster. I guess we should expect the Volt sometime too.

    On show in NYC today was the Coda, Tesla (x2), Leaf and Smart.

    Attached some snaps.

    This is the first time I've seen the Coda; Toyota/Honda/Nissan have little to fear in the build quality stakes; it's about Kia ~2005 IMO.

    Also, the GM WattStation was on show; “Priced around $1,200 for the industrial version, and significantly less for the home version, these Level 2 charges are very smart; capable of working with practically any system so you won’t be locked in to a particular providers network.” said Ronald Watt Jr. President of Watt + Company LLC, OH. “The residential version is really small” he added. 25x16x6”.

    The zip car like service from Hertz is a $50/year service but, register at http://hertzev.com to get the first year free.

    Coda Hertz.JPG Coda PRND.JPG Coda cockpit.JPG GE WattStation.JPG Smart e.JPG Prius.JPG Coda dials.JPG Coda front.JPG Prius plug.JPG Tesla.JPG

    ( Orig. thread : http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/4314-Rent-Hire-and-Electric-Vehicle)
     
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    And will keep them out all the time!
    Probably won't work to wait for one to come in and get prepped though.
     
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    #13 vfx, Mar 18, 2012
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    More on Enterprise rent car.


    NCAA commercial has a Leaf in nearly every shot




    Enterprise Rent-A-Car Helps Consumers Get a Feel for the Nissan Leaf - CleanTechnica

    Nissans offered
    http://www.efleets.com/content/fleets/pdf/2012_Fleet_Preview_Guide_Nissan.pdf


    http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/02/enterprise-20120208.html
    Portland OR
    http://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do?bid=2874&xparam=Portland,%20OR-car-rental
     
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    Anyone know where I can rent a Volt near LAX? I tried the big name companies mentioned in this thread and they either don't want to offer it there or say sold out for every date I put in.

    There are a couple of smaller specialist places but they don't want to rent out on weekends.
     
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