Hertz and EVCS Hit 2 Million EV Charging Miles

EVCS, a leading electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network operator on the West Coast, proudly reports that its collaborative effort with Hertz has achieved a remarkable feat: Hertz rideshare renters have logged two million miles of EV charging using the EVCS network.

Why It Matters

Earlier this year, EVCS and Hertz initiated an EV charging pilot program designed exclusively for rideshare EV renters. Available at 22 Hertz rideshare locations throughout California, including major urban centers like Los Angeles, Orange County, and Sacramento, the program taps into 100% renewable energy. The positive environmental impact is evident, with over 500 metric tons of CO2 emissions reduced to date.

Key Points

  • Hertz + EVCS Weekly Charging Plans: Rideshare renters have exclusive access to three tailored weekly charging plans.
    • Rideshare Unlimited Anytime: Grants drivers unrestricted 24/7 access to both DC Fast and Level 2 chargers on the EVCS network.
    • Rideshare Unlimited At Night: Offers unlimited charging during off-peak hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Rideshare Standard Anytime: Provides a charging credit of up to 100 kWh, with additional charges at a reduced pay-as-you-go rate.
  • Added Benefits: Hertz’s rideshare rental scheme comes with flexible weekly contracts inclusive of insurance and maintenance.
  • Broad Compatibility: EVCS supports all EV makes and models in the Hertz fleet, including Tesla.
  • Steady Growth: The program is seeing consistent growth in driver enrollment, with an average participant charging at least once daily on the EVCS network.

Bottom Line

The collaborative venture between EVCS and Hertz demonstrates a significant stride in the electrification of rideshare services. Karim Farhat, EVCS Chief Commercial Officer, lauds the partnership as a testament to both companies’ dedication to spearheading the adoption of EVs in rideshare services. Jayesh Patel, Senior Vice President at Hertz, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the benefits EVs bring to drivers, customers, and communities at large. As the program thrives, both entities anticipate further expansion in their shared mission in the EV charging domain.


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