Hertz has announced Hertz Electrifies, its new public-private partnership initiative that will look to help U.S. cities accelerate electrification, while creating economic opportunities and environmental benefits for its customers.
The program is being conducted in partnership with mayors across the U.S. and will see Hertz bring its fleet of EVs to various cities around the country. In addition to helping these cities transition to EVs more quickly, the program will further support the development of new charging infrastructure and the creation of educational and training opportunities for jobs in new mobility, while engaging with local organizations to extend the benefits of electrification to underserved communities.
In partnership with Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the initiative will launch first in Denver, Colorado before expanding to further cities. In Denver, Hertz Electrifies is aiming to bring 5,200 rental EVs to its customers and rideshare drivers in the area, while upgrading the charging capacity at the Denver International Airport and its own locations – installing a mix of Level 2 and fast-charging points in the process.
In partnership with bp pulse, the initiative will install publicly accessible EV chargers across Denver neighborhoods, while Hertz’s fleet of connected cars will inform public charging infrastructure planning. EVs, tools, and training will also be provided to students enrolled in Montbello Career and Technical High School’s auto certificate program.