PRN: Hertz Electric Bikes Arrive in Spain

Hertz Electric Bikes Arrive in Spain [03-October-2011] LONDON, October 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - With Photo - Hertz Expands Unique Electric Bike Offer to Spain to Provide an Innovative and Fun Way to Explore the Countryside and by the Sea The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, has announced a new electric bicycle offering in Spain following a successful launch in London earlier this year.

Persone Jana Kapeller Ketchum Pleon T, Caroline Trotman-Dickenson Ketchum Pleon T, Michel Taride, April
Luoghi Spagna, Londra, Granada, Valencia, Alicante, Formentera, Barcellona, Wé, Mallorca, Pontevedra
Organizzazioni Club Gold, President of Hertz International, Sea The Hertz Corporation, Hertz and Ultra Motors, NYSE
Argomenti impresa, economia

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Hertz Electric Bikes Arrive in Spain

 
[03-October-2011]
 

LONDON, October 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


- With Photo

- Hertz Expands Unique Electric Bike Offer to Spain to Provide an Innovative and Fun Way to Explore the Countryside and by the Sea

The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, has announced a new electric bicycle offering in Spain following a successful launch in London earlier this year. Hertz customers can now explore the provinces of Granada, Almería, Alicante, Valencia, Pontevedra, Álava, Barcelona and the islands of Mallorca and Formentera, with a choice of nine different Swiss Flyer electric bikes available from 24 euros a day. Hertz is the only major car rental company to offer electric bicycles for rental.

Michel Taride, President of Hertz International, said: "We are very excited to introduce our electric bike offer to Spain following the successful London launch, enabling customers to explore tourist destinations not far from the sea and countryside in an exhilarating way. We are always committed to providing our customers with a range of mobility solutions. With the electric powered bikes, customers can cover even more ground than simply by touring on foot or using a traditional pedal bike."

The sturdy Flyers are equipped with Lithium-ion batteries that support travel at up to 25 kilometers an hour, with a range of 85 kilometers. The eco-friendly bikes come with full training, a helmet and road safety vest to ensure customers feel at their safest when exploring tourist destinations in this unique way.

Daily rates for the Flyer electric bikes are 24 euros when booked at least 24 hours in advance, or 28 euros for booking on the day. For bookings and information, customers can call 00 34 902 570 133 or go to http://www.electricbikes.es/hertz/.  The Flyers are brought to customers through Hertz's partnership with Electricbikes, the Spanish distributor.

Electric bikes were introduced in London in April through a partnership between Hertz and Ultra Motors. The London electric bikes travel at a maximum speed of 15.5 mph and can be rented at a day rate of £20. As with the electric bikes in Spain, customers will receive full training, a lock and helmet, as well as a copy of the AA Leisure Guide to London with suggested bike routes around the capital.

The expansion of Hertz's electric bike offering is part of the company's broader commitment to a global electric infrastructure and complements its EV eco-mobility program championing an electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle mobility ecosystem. As the world's largest general-use car-rental brand, Hertz is uniquely positioned to introduce multiple groups of consumers - urban drivers, university students, travelers and corporations - to all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. As part of this strategy, Hertz is forming partnerships with manufacturers, charging station providers, municipalities, NGO's, corporations and other stakeholders.  

Hertz is the world's largest general use car rental company, operating from over 8,500 corporate locations in 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is in its 92nd year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers.  Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

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Hertz Press Contacts

Caroline Trotman-Dickenson
Ketchum Pleon
T: +44(0)20-7611-3686
E: caroline.trotman-dickenson@ketchumpleon.com

Jana Kapeller
Ketchum Pleon
T: +44(0)20-7611-3638
E: jana.kapeller@ketchumpleon.com



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