International Markets: Hertz will offer electric Smart carsharing vehicles in three U.S. cities

The company specialized in car rental Hertz Corporation and Smart USA, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group company, exclusive distributor of the Smart Fortwo in the United States, have signed an agreement that the first offer electric vehicles in service Smart Fortwo Electric Drive in three cities: New York, Washington and San Francisco.

Delivery of the first electric car is scheduled for Dec. 15 in New York and will join the Connect carsharing system by Hertz.

For Hertz, the partnership is part of their electrical mobility program to offer its customers a variety of 100% electric vehicles and hybrids, but has not yet informed about the potential extension of this agreement in other U.S. cities.

To date, the group has already signed agreements with manufacturers Coda and Nissan, as well as system supplier electric vehicle charging NRG Energy to develop a network of recharge in the state of Texas

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