IMG_2948Santa Monica, California – Hertz has entered a partnership with California automaker CODA to make the company’s all-electric CODA sedan available to customers at select Southern California rental locations.

“Hertz is committed to the widespread use of electric vehicles globally and we are laying the foudnation to make electric vehicle mobility a reality today,” said Mark Frissora, chairman and CEO of Hertz. “The CODA sedan represents an outstanding zero-emissions solution, one that will appeal to the needs of our consumers from urban dwellers, travellers and corporations.”

Hertz plans to roll out its electric vehicle rental program with full-scale deployment in the U.S. and abroad beginning in 2011.

The CODA is expected to become available in 2011. The car uses an advanced battery system that CODA said offers at least 40 per cent more usable energy than any all-electric sedan on the market in 2011. A full charge takes about six hours to complete, with enough energy for a 40-mile (64 km) commute requiring about two hours.

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