Hertz and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Partner on Electric Vehicles
Partnership Accelerates the Buildout of the EV Network and Delivers the Future of Mobility to Consumers Today
Dec 6, 2010
PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/06/2010 -- The Hertz Corporation (
"Hertz's partnership with Starwood is a natural step in the development of our Global EV program," said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As we expand our EV network, we are providing drivers with point-to-point access to EVs and EV charging stations. Our relationship with Starwood provides guests from all over the world with access to the future of mobility."
"This partnership is a perfect complement to Starwood's own environmental sustainability initiatives," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. "The new technologies that, through Hertz EV, we are able to make available to our guests, demonstrate a joint commitment to making driving electric vehicles practical. And, just as significantly, helps raise everyone's awareness of the importance of clean energy."
Hertz Global EV is championing an electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle mobility ecosystem, incorporating transportation options and a charging station grid for ease of use. Hertz Global EV will be the first company to provide a range of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and charging stations on a car sharing and rental basis at global scale.
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 its Global EV strategy, Hertz is forming partnerships with auto manufacturers, charging station providers, municipalities, NGOs, hospitality chains and other stakeholders.
To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com. For information on Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at www.hertzequip.com.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood embraces environmental stewardship and is committed to integrating leading sustainability practices and principles into its core business strategy. Starwood itself made history when it launched Element Hotels, Starwood's green trailblazer and the first major hotel brand to mandate that all properties pursue the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for high-performance buildings. Across its entire portfolio, Starwood is rolling out initiatives that aim to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and enhance indoor environmental quality for Starwood guests and associates alike.