Hertz, NYC mayor launch EV adoption partnership

Hertz, NYC mayor launch EV adoption partnership

"Hertz Electrifies New York City" is a public-private partnership aimed at increasing EV adoption.

During New York City Climate Week, Hertz Chief Executive Officer Stephen Scherr and New York City Mayor Eric Adams launched “Hertz Electrifies New York City,” a public-private partnership aimed at increasing electric vehicle (EV) adoption and extending the environmental and economic benefits of electrification across neighborhoods.

Through the initiative, Hertz intends to add up to 1,700 rental EVs to its local fleet, creating 100 new jobs, to serve its growing New York presence, and partner with four public high schools to create EV education and training opportunities for students, according to the company. The partnership also includes the donation of five EVs from Hertz’s fleet to help New York City schools provide hands-on training to the next generation of auto technicians.

“Hertz Electrifies New York City” builds on Mayor Adams’ efforts to make vehicles in the city more sustainable. The administration says it is rapidly transitioning the city fleet to electric vehicles and building the necessary infrastructure to support that transition, while setting a new national standard by requiring rideshare vehicle companies to be completely zero-emission or wheelchair-accessible by 2030 and pursuing a broader agenda to promote driving electric across the city.

As part of Hertz Electrifies New York City, Hertz is partnering with and donating electric vehicles to A-Tech High School in Brooklyn, Thomas Edison Career and Technical Education High School in Queens, Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School in the Bronx and Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School on Staten Island.

Additionally, Hertz notes that it is sharing telematics insights from its fleet of connected cars to assist the city in planning for additional public charging infrastructure across all neighborhoods through its Hertz Charging Opportunity Index. To date, the administration notes that more than 50,000 rideshare drivers across the country have rented EVs from Hertz, logging more than 260 million electric miles.

You May Also Like

Hexagon Agility expands CNG fuel system manufacturing plant

The company says a green future for trucking is close, and what’s coming next could put fears over a lack of CNG power to bed.

Hexagon-combo

Setting foot into the Hexagon Agility facility in Salisbury, NC, you’re met with several truck components that send the same message: A back-of-cab CNG holding system (dubbed the ProCab) and a bench made from a decommissioned CNG cylinder. As you move farther in, artful photographs of children blowing on dandelions adorn meeting room walls, symbolizing a wish to watch future families grow up in a clean and healthy world. It’s a theme that’s growing across trucking industry narratives, but many decarbonization roads could lead there. Touring the Hexagon Agility plant and talking with executives reveals one road that could mean a clean energy future is attainable for Class 8 trucks, and sooner than you might think.

DTNA introduces BEV dealer certification program

DTNA said the program covers over 75 specific criteria in four key areas including safety, charging infrastructure, dealership infrastructure and training.

DTNA-BEV-certification-program
Nikola Corporation names new CFO

Thomas Okray joins the company’s executive team as chief financial officer.

Nikola-executive-appointment
InductEV forms strategic partnerships for wireless charging deployment

InductEV said each company will provide mechanical and electrical engineering services to help with the deployment of its wireless charging system.

BorgWarner-Santroll-eMotor-Handshake
Canoo receives incentives from Oklahoma for hiring milestone

Oklahoma is now home to over 20% of Canoo’s total workforce.

Canoo-OKC-Factory-1400

Other Posts

Bosch introduces nationwide EV training tour

The EV Training Tour will travel across the country beginning in early July.

Ram’s ProMaster electric van selected for ‘Battery Workforce Challenge’

The Battery Workforce Challenge began in 2023 and features 12 North American university teams partnering with a local community college.

ram-promaster-ev-hero-d
Fisker signs four dealership partners in the U.S.

Dealers joining the Dealer Partnership program are the Mills Automotive Group, Ourisman Fisker, Classic Fisker and Long Island Fisker.

Classic-Fisker
Burns Engineering expands power and utilities team

The company expanded its power and utilities practice to feature experts in EV infrastructure, distributed energy and electrification.

Burns-engineering