Want to save money on fuel next time you rent a car? Of course you do. Well, Hertz just announced, via press release today, September 26, that the worldwide car rental company car rental is adding the all-electric Tesla Model S to its fleet of Dream Cars (think Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes and other luxury wheels).
"Customer and industry support for Hertz's Dream Cars has been overwhelming, so adding the Tesla Model S to the already outstanding fleet was an easy choice," said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz chairman and CEO. "The ability to offer a truly unique driving experience to Hertz customers is a thrill, and the addition of this vehicle shows the passion we have in offering the best and most diverse fleet to our customers."
Locally, the Tesla Model S will be available at San Francisco and Los Angeles airports. The 85kWh model is capable of 265 miles on one charge. The all electric, zero emissions car can go 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. According to the Hertz announcement, "The Tesla Model S is the world's first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle."
For auto buffs who are interested in such details, Hertz says, "At the heart of Model S is the proven Tesla power train, delivering both unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience." For those of you who enjoy tooling around in truly spiffy wheels Hertz has the following Dream Cars for rental:
- Aston Martin V8 Vantage
- Audi R8, Spyder
- Bentley Continental GT
- Cadillac CTS-V
- Ferrari (California, F430)
- Lamborghini Gallardo
- Land Rover Range Rover Sport
- Mercedes-Benz AMG (SLS, C63, E63)
- Mercedes-Benz (SL550, G550)
- Porsche (911, Cayenne, Boxster, Panamera)
- SRT Viper
- Tesla Model S
Electric cars are hot among ecology-conscious drivers and auto buffs, see video.