- For only £9.99 per day and with no city congestion charge, the latest zero-emission Nissan LEAF can be driven in London with unlimited mileage for less than the price of a one day, all-zone London Travelcard
LONDON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has introduced the latest 100% electric Nissan LEAF model to its fleet at its main London locations, providing tourists and local residents with an affordable and sustainable driving option. Hertz's customers are now able to rent a modern, zero-emissions Nissan LEAF with unlimited mileage, at a special launch price of £ 9.99 (GBP) a day (up to 24 hours). Customers have the added benefit of being exempted of London's congestion charge when driving in the center, as well as free parking in designated areas. The cars can be booked from www.hertz.co.uk.
The new Nissan LEAFs are available to rent from Hertz UK's branches at London Heathrow Airport, Marble Arch, Old Kent Road, Russell Square and London City Airport, which are all equipped with charge points. Customers can also charge the vehicle at over 1,600 electric vehicle (EV) charge points across London.
Neil Cunningham, General Manager, Hertz UK, said: "With a range of up to 124 miles on a single charge, the new Nissan LEAF is perfect for driving around London and the greater area. With this initiative we aim to make environmentally-friendly driving available at a very attractive price."
"Our customers will have the opportunity to benefit from our launch offer and drive these EVs for only £9.99 a day, less than the price of a London Underground travel card for zones 1 to 6. We are very confident that drivers who have never driven an EV before will now give this great experience a try, secure in the knowledge of the Nissan LEAF's excellent driving range, and access to a large, citywide charging network."
The Nissan LEAF features a satellite-based Intelligent Navigation System that indicates the driving range and proximity to charge points. The new LEAF is equipped with a number of driving modes and charging options as well as a B-Mode for enhanced braking response to maximize energy and features a large capacity boot – given that its lithium-ion battery is located under car.
Hertz operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in more than 10,800 corporate and licensee locations throughout 145 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental company with more than 1,700 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,300 airport locations internationally. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Family, Fun, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The company also owns Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), one of the largest equipment rental businesses with more than 350 locations worldwide offering a diverse line of equipment and tools for rent and sale. HERC primarily serves the construction, industrial, oil, gas, entertainment and government sectors. For more information about Hertz, visit: www.hertz.com.
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