Hertz is offering the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV for rental at its San Francisco and Los Angeles airport locations, as well as Hertz local facilities throughout California.

"Hertz is constantly looking for opportunities to improve and grow our sustainability efforts and we're excited to offer this year's most fuel-efficient vehicle for rent," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO.

"In addition to Hertz's EV program and Green Traveler Collection, environmental sustainability is integrated throughout the Company, from our car wash process to the way we build our rental locations.  Having a selection of leading electric vehicles in our fleet gives customers a valued selection of smart mobility option when renting." 

Hertz says the Chevrolet Spark is just one of its "Smart Mobility" rental choices, which includes electric vehicles, hybrids and car sharing. Smart Mobility is part of the company's sustainability roadmap to reduce the environmental impacts of driving, without compromising convenience or customer needs. The goal is to help make smart, sustainable mobility a viable, global reality by giving customers and communities access to, and the experience of, driving greener rentals.

The company adds that the Hertz EV program provides customers global access to EVs. The program has grown from a vision to a market reality in more than ten cities and three continents, offering a diverse fleet of EVs from manufacturers such as Nissan, GM and Tesla.