Hertz to Offer Electric Cars, Rivals Will Soon Follow Suit

Hertz to rent electric cars like the Smart Fortwo
Hertz to rent electric cars like the Smart Fortwo

Want an extended test-drive of an electric car?

Hertz will offer an electric version of the diminutive Smart Fortwo for rent in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco in the coming months, the companies announced.

The electric cars will be available starting Dec. 15 through a car-sharing program in New York, with Washington to follow in the first quarter of next year and San Francisco in the second quarter.