February 10, 2012
Park Ridge, New Jersey - The Hertz Corporation is participating in a pilot program to implement the first wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) in the car rental industry. The company has the most diverse fleet of EVs for both rental and car sharing.
“Hertz is committed to its global EV program, introducing electric vehicles into our rental fleet on three continents: North America, Asia and Europe,” said CEO Mark Frissora. “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.”
The trial, the first of its kind in the world, will follow Hertz and companies from five other industry segments as they use Plugless Power systems on their EVs. Participants will provide feedback on daily routines and user interfaces. Installation at Hertz’s corporate headquarters will be completed this month.