Hertz sign 24/7 rental deal with Oxford Brookes University
By Kyle Linsay
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 16:00
DEAL: 18,500 students to benefit
Hertz are to enable more than 3,000 staff and 18,500 students at Oxford Brookes University to rent low emission and electric vehicles by the hour.
Under the new deal, Hertz 24/7 vehicles will be available for staff use during working hours, with availability for students during evenings, weekends and holidays.
The Hertz 24/7 fleet for the university’s car club includes low emission Ford Fiestas, and an all-electric Mitsubishi IMiEV.
Michel Taride, Group President of Hertz International, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Oxford Brookes University to provide the convenience and environmental benefits of Hertz 24/7 to staff and students alike.
“The technology-enhanced Hertz 24/7 pool fleet for the university’s car club will help ease local congestion through shared vehicle use, while providing an alternative to driving a privately-owned car.”
Hertz 24/7 cars for the Oxford Brookes Car Club are located at university buildings and student halls.
These include Gipsy Lane, the Clive Booth Student Village, Headington Hill, Marston Road, Wheatley Campus, Harcourt Hill Campus, Warnerford Hall and Crescent Hall.
Members of the Oxford scheme can also access a network of Hertz 24/7 vehicles located across the country.
Henning Thiel, Sustainability Manager of Oxford Brookes University, said: “Hertz 24/7 will be an important addition to the University’s suite of transport solutions which provides an excellent service to our staff and students.
“While increasing the quality of the student experience, the car club will also help the University in reducing our environmental impacts and will have a positive effect on our local community by alleviating traffic and parking conditions.”
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