Thus, Connect by Hertz just made a bit of travel news and acquired the Paris-based company, Eileo, which provides all sorts of back-office technologies for the car-sharing industry.
Hertz obviously sees a future and a winning business proposition in car-sharing.
Connect by Hertz, which enables you to input your Connect card and rent EPA SmartWay-certified vehicles for as low as $8.50 an hour, seems like an attractive, environmentally friendly solution for businesses and people located in congested cities who choose not to own a car or pay exhorbitant parking-garage fees.
Hertz claims that each Connect by Hertz car on the road puts 14 other vehicles curbside. I can't verify that claim, of course, but am willing to believe that car-sharing makes environmental sense. And, I'd love to see some Hertz documentation for that claim.
I had to admit that Connect by Hertz wasn't high on my radar until recently, but I see it is getting fairly good reviews in the blogosphere, including this post by Robbie Mitchell.
Congrats to Hertz for giving car-sharing a ride.