Hertz Adds Mitsubishi i-MiEVs to UK Fleet

The Hertz Corporation has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Motors in the UK to add the pure-electric vehicle (EV) i-MiEV city car to the fleets of Hertz and car sharing club Connect by Hertz in the United Kingdom.

The rollout started with two Mitsubishi i-MiEVs now available for Connect by Hertz members in London. Hertz plans to add further i-MiEVs to its fleets throughout the year across the UK, as well as offering vehicles for corporate and university pool fleets.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has a range of more than 90 miles and can be charged up to 80 percent via a quick charging unit in as little as 30 minutes or fully charged overnight via a standard domestic plug socket.

Connect by Hertz members will be able to use the company's 16 charging stations at London City Airport, Heathrow Airport and London neighborhood locations.

The i-MiEV fleet additions are poised to take advantage of Source London, the city's electric vehicle charging network. The program has pledged to install 1,300 publicly accessible charge points across the city by 2013, surpassing the city's gas stations.

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