The Hertz Corporation has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi to add the i-MiEV electric car to the fleets of Hertz and car sharing club Connect by Hertz in the UK.
The rollout starts today, with two Mitsubishi i-MiEVs now available for Connect by Hertz members to zip around London. Hertz plans to add further i-MiEVs to its fleet throughout the year across the UK.
Customers will be able to charge their vehicles at Hertz charging stations located across the capital as well as at Heathrow and London City Airport. In addition, customers will have access to the Source London public charging points which are being rolled out across London by 2013, as part of the Mayor’s plans for London to become the electric vehicle capital of Europe.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV can park in tight spaces and breeze through traffic while comfortably accommodating four adults. It has a range of over 90 miles and can be charged up to 80% via a quick charging unit in as little as 30 minutes or fully charged overnight via a standard 3 pin domestic plug socket.
On sale officially from August 2010, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is also the world’s first ever pure-EV to have received the Euro NCAP 4-star Rating.