The rental company expands into car sharing with ‘Hertz on Demand,’ offering a Zipcar-like service with extra benefits.
Global rental car brand Hertz has expanded its car sharing program Hertz on Demand to Washington DC, offering a Zipcar-like service that has a number of enhanced member benefits including one-way car sharing. A range of cars including electric vehicles, compacts, sedans and SUVs, will be available in all eight wards of the District, in parking garages, outdoor spaces and on-street parking spots. Mark P. Frissora, chairman and CEO of Hertz, said:
By making vehicles readily available in more locations, Hertz On Demand is making car sharing more convenient and accessible to Washington, D.C. residents, visitors and workers. Hertz On Demand is free to join with no annual, membership or late fees. Our member benefits, which far exceed those of our competitors, coupled with our selection of cars really enables members to specifically choose the car they want for the trip they are taking.
Hertz On Demand has the unique feature of one-way car sharing, allowing you to drop a vehicle off at any of its locations, while other companies such as Zipcar require you to return the car to the same reserved parking spot you started from. Also, it no longer charges annual membership fees, instead offering a pay-as-you-go system that has low hourly and daily rates with 180 miles a day, gas and insurance included. You can rent a car for up to 30 days, receive 24/7 live in-car assistance from their expert team and there are no late fees.