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Hertz Brings Plugless Power EV Charging to the New York Auto Show

PR Newswire
Apr. 3
Apr 3, 2012



Hertz Global EV & Partner Evatran


Hertz Global EV and its partner Evatran to showcase the first wireless charging system for electric vehicles in the car rental industry.  The first car rental company to introduce EVs on three continents, Hertz is on the ground floor of Plugless Power EV recharging technology and the Company's goal is offer customers the cutting edge in EVs and recharging options.   


New York Auto Show Press Days:

-- Wednesday, April 4, 2012: 9 am – 5 pm

-- Thursday, April 5, 2012: 9 am – 4 pm


NYAS Jacob Javits Center (11th Avenue; between 34 & 40 Streets)


-- Interview with Evatran COO and Co-Founder, Rebecca Hough

-- Interview with Hertz Spokesperson, Paula Rivera and Jack Hidary, Global EV Leader

-- Plugless Power Display

-- Footage/photos of select cars from Hertz's Global EV fleet

-- Footage/photos of EVATRAN's Plugless Power EV charging station

The Plugless Power trial, the first of its kind in the world, will help to establish the U.S. as the EV market leader. The trial will follow Hertz, and leaders from other industries, as it trials the Plugless Power system.

Hertz is the first car-rental company to deploy EVs and PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric) on three continents – in the U.S. (available in New York, Washington, D.C., LA and San Francisco), the U.K. (available in London), and China (available in Shenzhen).  Hertz is introducing multiple groups of consumers – urban drivers, university students, travelers and corporations – to all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.  Hertz plans to increase its global EV presence by deploying vehicles in other regions in the coming months.

Plugless Power™, developed by Evatran™, is the first electric vehicle (EV) charging system on the market to offer customers a simple way to charge their EVs with the ease of hands-free technology. Utilizing inductive power transfer, Plugless Power streamlines the charging of electric vehicles by eliminating the cord and the plug. More information can be found at:

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About Hertz

Hertz operates from more than 8,500 locations in 146 countries worldwide and is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 83 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.           

Paula Rivera ~ The Hertz Corporation
Office: 201-307-2824/Cell:  201-574-6706                                                                                                                  

/PRNewswire/ -- April 3, 2012 /