San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and The Hertz Corp. officially unveiled on March 29 a new transportation option for the city of San Antonio with the launch of Hertz on Demand car sharing. To celebrate the launch of Hertz on Demand, the company is offering through April 30, the opportunity to receive the first hour of usage free for customers reserving and using a car for seven hours or less.
Vehicles are now available in three locations throughout downtown San Antonio. As the program expands, the plan is to add 15 cars in additional areas, according to the company press release.
“This is another important step toward providing multiple transportation options to residents and visitors in order to bring San Antonio closer to the SA2020 goals of creating a more energy efficient community,” Mayor Castro said. “The City is proud to add car share to the growing list of dynamic transportation choices in San Antonio.”
Hertz On Demand is a pay-as-you-go system, providing members with 24/7 access to vehicles located throughout downtown San Antonio. It has more than 120,000 members in total and is available in six countries and on approximately 60 university campuses.
The three initial locations of the Car Share Program in San Antonio, with additional locations to launch in the coming weeks, are:
• 200 block of Market St. (across from Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
• Blue Star Arts Complex, 1400 S. Alamo St.
• 300 block of West Houston St. (near the Alameda Theater)
“Hertz shares the city of San Antonio’s commitment to car sharing and energy efficient transportation options,” said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz chairman and CEO, adding, “Hertz is redefining the car-sharing industry and offers unmatched member-centric services such as the elimination of late fees, as well as free membership and no annual renewal fees.”
San Antonio-area residents, employees and tourists can sign up online, reserve cars which can be picked up from one of Hertz On Demand’s several conveniently located hubs, and experience the enhanced member benefits offered by the Hertz on Demand, including:
Rental fleet options include the Nissan Sentra, Chevy Malibu and Chevy Cruze. Hertz On Demand also plans to add a diversity of car sizes including electric vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf, to its fleet in the coming weeks.
For more information about the San Antononio Car Share Program, visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/ or http://www.hertzondemand.com/sanantonio.