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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hertz Introduces Tesla Roadster Electric Vehicles Into Fleet

Hertz announced today that it will introduce Tesla Roadsters, the electric supercar, into the Hertz Global EV fleet as part of Hertz Entertainment Services at the Show Biz Expo on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Hertz Entertainment Services will exhibit at the Show Biz Expo in the West Hall, Booth #420, which includes a Tesla ride-and-drive located nearby on Gilbert Lindsay Drive. Hertz will place two Tesla Roadsters in Los Angeles, California that will be available to rent by Entertainment Services customers immediately.

"The Tesla Roadster makes the boldest statement yet that electric vehicles are a breakthrough in car travel: zero emissions combined with cool design and tremendous driving performance," said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Hertz is proud to include the Tesla in the most diverse car rental fleet in the world and the Show Biz Expo is the ideal forum to formally introduce the Tesla into our fleet."

Offering up to 295 lbs-ft of torque and 288 horsepower, the Tesla Roadster smoothly can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds without a drop of gasoline. Engineered for efficiency, the zero-emission electric vehicle can drive 245 miles per charge. It plugs into nearly any outlet.

"The Tesla Roadster proves that electric vehicles can offer supercar style, acceleration, and handling with no emissions," said Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and Co-founder. "We are happy that Hertz has chosen Tesla to accentuate its electric rental fleet and let even more people experience the full potential of electric vehicles."

Show Biz Expo is a professional five-star tradeshow and conference that brings all aspects of film/video, television, theatre and event production together under one roof. People attend Show Biz Expo to network with peers and make new contacts; learn about new products & services; attend workshops and film screenings.

Hertz Entertainment Services provides single-source car and equipment rental solutions to the entertainment and special events industries. Hertz Entertainment Services provides customized vehicle and equipment rental solutions to movie, film and television productions, live sports and entertainment events, and all-occasion special events, such as weddings, conventions, and fairs.

Hertz Entertainment Services are tailored to fit the needs of large and small productions alike with competitive pricing and customized, monthly billing. Hertz delivers vehicles and equipment to production locations and a dedicated staff is available 24/7 to address specific client needs. Productions can also rent equipment for use at special events such as lighting, generators and other machinery.

Hertz's experience and willingness to pick up and deliver hybrid and specialized vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius, the BMW Mini Cooper, the Ford Escape Hybrid, and the Lincoln Navigator sets it apart from the competition. The Hertz Prestige Collection is especially popular with actors, while crews benefit from larger vehicles such as minivans, 15 Passenger Vans and SUVs and enjoy having access to a wide array of lighting solutions, generators, lifts and water trucks.

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