Hertz, Enterprise Add Coda Sedan to EV Rental Options

Hertz, Enterprise Add Coda Sedan to EV Rental Options

Coda Sedan — Courtesy of Coda Automotive

Two car rental companies will offer Coda Automotive's all-electric Coda Sedan next year.

The four-door, five-passenger vehicle can plug into standard outlets and gets 90-120 miles per six-hour charge. A shorter, two-hour charge can give it 40 miles of driving.

Last month, Enterprise and Coda announced they would bring up to 100 Coda Sedans to Enterprise locations through 2011, and this week a second rental business, Hertz, said it will be offering Sedans at some Southern California locations and in San Francisco next year.

Hertz, however, said it will announce "in the near future" exactly how many Sedans it's bringing to airport rental locations along with other details of the partnership.

For Hertz, Santa Monica-based Coda's vehicles are just one piece of its larger Global EV program, which aims to make Hertz the first company to provide a range of all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for rent or car-sharing, along with charging stations, globally.

Hertz has already made plans to offer the all-electric Nissan Lead and electric vehicles from General Motors, Toyota and Mitsubishi.

Enterprise, meanwhile, is also bringing the Nissan Leaf to its rental fleet, which already includes thousands of hybrids that have been added since early 2009.

 

Coda Sedan — Courtesy of Coda Automotive