Hertz offers Londoners e-cars for hire
iMiEV now, Nissan Leaf soon
Hertz is to give the chance to hoon around London Town in an e-car for just four quid an hour.
The catch: you have to join the rental company's Connect by Hertz pay-as-you-go club. Membership cost £50 a year even if you never drive one of the firm's cars.
Sign up, though, and you can now hire a Mitsubishi iMiEV alongside the existing choice of the Fiat 500, Alfa Romeo MiTo and Ford Focus.
Hertz said it will soon have a number of Nissan Leafs in London too. You can read what we think about the Nissan in our First Look.
We've reviewed the iMiEV too.
Still, if you fancy trying out the latter through Hertz, be warned: it currently only has two of them in its London fleet. ®
4 quid an hour in London?
So about 5 quid per mile then?
Congestion charge not much of an issue
Both Hertz Connect and Streetcar (which I use, and has many more cars in London than Hertz) pay the congestion charge for you, on all your bookings anyway. So, choosing one of these electric ones won't make any difference at all.
If you're supposed to "return it with a full tank" do you have to pay for the time spent at the charging post?