28 Aug '11, 11pm

Hertz rental cars to welcome BYD electric vehicles | TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

One of the largest car hire companies in the world – the Hertz Corporation – has announced a new strategic partnership with BYD aimed at propelling electric vehicle markets in China . As part of the partnership, Hertz will rent the BYD e6 electric car to Chinese customers and government agencies. The e6 is a five-seat electric car with a driving range of 186miles. It will become the first pure electric vehicle for rent in the country. It’s not the first time that the e6 has been used publically however, as it has also been in use in Shenzhen taxi fleets for more than a year – the first fleet of 50 e6 taxis have now surpassed 2.5million cumulative fleet miles. A further 300 were added in July for the 2011 Shenzhen Universiade. The agreement is timely for BYD after it announced that its first-half year profit fell nearly 90 per cent from a year earlier to just US$43million. ...

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