Hertz Provides 24/7 Rental Service For Imperial College London Car Club
LONDON, Oct. 14, 2013
- University car club provides staff and students access to Hertz low-emission
and electric vehicles parked on campus
LONDON, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the
world's largest general use car rental brand, has signed a partnership with
Imperial College London to provide Hertz 24/7 technology-enhanced vehicles for
staff use during working hours and for students and private requirements
during evenings, weekends and holidays. More than 3,000 staff and 13,500
students now have the ability to rent a low emission or electric car from
Hertz by the hour, helping to reduce car congestion on campus through shared
vehicle use. Successfully introduced to the college's South Kensington and
Ascot campuses, the Imperial College Car Club is part of the university's
on-going commitment to reduce its carbon footprint.
Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International, said: "We're delighted to
offer the Hertz 24/7 network to Imperial College London so that students and
staff alike can benefit from simple, convenient and affordable short-term
rentals. With its low emission and electric vehicles, Hertz 24/7 is a popular
option for organizations looking to reduce both travel costs and CO2
emissions, and it's a pleasure to welcome Imperial College to the scheme."
A spokesperson for Imperial College London, said: "Using Hertz 24/7 vehicles
as our employee pool cars is reducing our reliance on taxis and personal
vehicles for business trips between campuses. Membership is free and is
available to staff and students, including our 300 clubs and societies, for
private use outside working hours, providing a convenient and cost-effective
alternative to traditional car use."
Four low or zero emission vehicles are now in use across the college's
campuses. Three cars – a Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi, an automatic Kia Rio and an
all-electric Mitsubishi IMiEV – are at the South Kensington campus, while an
additional VW Golf BlueMotion 1.6 TDCi is in the Silwood Park campus in Ascot.
Further parking bays have also been allocated across the college's sites in
Royal Brompton, Hammersmith, Charing Cross and St Mary's, Paddington.
Members can easily book the vehicles online, by phone, or using a smartphone
app and, as with all 24/7 vehicles, RFID technology allows keyless entry to
any vehicle in the fleet. While on the road, members have 24/7 one-touch
access to the Member Care Centre through the in-car, hands-free telecom
All 24/7 rentals in the UK include 20 free miles, congestion charge, cleaning,
maintenance and VAT, with standard rates starting from £5.50 per hour.
Imperial College London Car Club members will also be able to use the Hertz
24/7 service UK, US, France, Germany, Spain and Australia for hourly, daily or
weekly rentals, with any time instant access.
Imperial College London is the latest educational institution for Hertz's 24/7
program in the UK, which also serves Reading University and London's Brunel
University. Hertz 24/7 also partners with over 50 universities in the United
Hertz 24/7 offers technology-enhanced vehicles in convenient locations across
the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain and Australia. Providing round-the-clock
access to vehicles for hire by the hour, day, week or month, Hertz currently
has 35,000 vehicles (including cars, mini-vans, vans and SUVs) equipped for
24/7 rentals. As Hertz continues to roll out the technology through its global
fleet, around 500,000 vehicles are expected to be in the network by 2016,
which is expected to be ten times the size of the current car sharing industry
Notes to editors:
About Hertz The Hertz Corporation ( www.hertz.com ) operates its car rental
business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from
approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North
America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and
New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental
brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in
150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S.
and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately
1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in 80 countries.
Hertz is in its 95th 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, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from
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