Hertz is helping shape the future of electric vehicle recharging by trialing Plugless Power
An individual Hertz team member will drive the vehicle on a weekly basis from the Hertz headquarters in New Jersey.
The equipped car will be driven primarily by the Hertz team. Other EV enthusiasts and bloggers may have the opportunity to drive and charge the car, as well.
The system will be installed in an EV restricted parking space on Hertz’s headquarters in New Jersey.
2011 Nissan LEAF
EV leadership history
Hertz is leading the electric vehicle industry with innovative car sharing initiatives and marketing programs across three continents. Originally rolled out in 2010 in Manhattan, Hertz offers drivers the opportunity to rent electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt at Hertz Rental locations across the country.
In their own words…
“Hertz is committed to its Global EV program, introducing electric vehicles into our rental fleet on three continents – North America, Asia and Europe. We’re excited to participate in Plugless Power’s pilot program so that we can be on the ground floor of this new technology; learning key findings about EV wireless charging. As we move forward our goal is to have a variety of charging options for EV customer use, aligned with the charging equipment installed by EV manufacturers.” –Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hertz
The New York Times Automotive Blog “Wheels” posted a story on February 8th, 2012 regarding the Plugless Power installation at Hertz’s headquarters.