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Hertz Expands E-Bike Rentals to Spain

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MADRID, Spain - Hertz Corporation, one of the world’s largest car rental companies, announced the introduction of new electric bicycle offering in Spain following a successful launch in London earlier this year. Hertz customers can now explore the provinces of Granada, Almería, Alicante, Valencia, Pontevedra, Álava, Barcelona and the islands of Mallorca and Formentera, with a choice of nine different Swiss Flyer electric bikes available from 24 euro a day.

Hertz is the only major car rental company to offer electric bicycles for rental. The Flyers are brought to customers through Hertz’s partnership with Electricbikes, the Spanish distributor.

Michel Taride, President of Hertz International, said: “We are very excited to introduce our electric bike offer to Spain following the successful London launch, enabling customers to explore tourist destinations not far from the sea and countryside in an exhilarating way. We are always committed to providing our customers with a range of mobility solutions.”

Electric bikes were introduced in London in April through a partnership between Hertz and Ultra Motors. As with the electric bikes in Spain, customers will receive full training, a lock and helmet, as well as a copy of the AA Leisure Guide to London with suggested bike routes around the capital.

The expansion of Hertz's electric bike offering is part of the company's broader commitment to a global electric infrastructure and complements its EV eco-mobility program championing an electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle mobility ecosystem. As part of this strategy, Hertz is forming partnerships with manufacturers, charging station providers, municipalities, NGO’s, corporations and other stakeholders.

by Bike Europe last update:12 Oct 2011

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