Hertz rolls out electric-car rentals

December 8, 2010 4:49:09 AM PST
Nationwide auto rental company Hertz says New York City will be the first area to receive electric and plug-in hybrid rental cars later this month. It will offer several electric cars including the Toyota Prius, Smart car and Nissan Leaf.

Membership in the Connect by Hertz car-sharing program is required to rent the electric cars.

It's offering a one-year free membership to people who sign up by Christmas day.