In order for us to live in a more sustainable way, we have to start by making smarter decisions about how we live in our communities. One of the most important ways in which we can do that is to change the way we move around.
On Wednesday, May 25th, Hertz officially launched the Washington expansion of their Connect By Hertz program, which was launched in New York City in 2008. Washington is the 12th city that they have launched the program in.
Jack Hidary, the Global EV Leader for Hertz, envisioned the program transporting people who arrive by rail at Union Station, as well as people heading to Reagan or Dulles Airport. Connecting public transportation and transportation that uses alternative energy is another vital way in which smart communities will continue to flourish, and electric vehicle sharing programs such as this one will lead the way to making Washington, D.C. and other smarter, more sustainable, and better for everyone in the long run.
The Washington program launched with five new electric cars, including the longer-range Chevy Volt, which has a hybrid motor that can switch to gas when its electric charge runs out, allowing it to travel further distances.
For more information, check out their website here.
and read this excellent blog post from Solve Climate: New federal legislation encouraging mass adoption of electric vehicles will only help 'to catalyze the change that is coming,' says Hertz executive