Hertz expands electric vehicle fleet and installs fast chargers at EGE

Hertz expands electric vehicle fleet and installs fast chargers at EGE

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Josh Miller

Deputy Director Of Aviation



March 7, 2023 – Renting an electric vehicle (EV) at the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) just got easier. Hertz offers several EVs for rent, including options from Tesla, Polestar, and GM. To support their expanding fleet of electric vehicles at EGE, Hertz is installing four DC fast chargers.

To celebrate the new charging installation, EGE is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Event details:

When - Monday, March 13, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.

Where - Eagle County Regional Airport, 217 Eldon Wilson Rd, Gypsum, Hertz Parking Lot

“DC fast chargers are capable of charging most EVs in about an hour,” said Eagle County Resiliency Director Tori Franks. “DC fast charging is crucial for high mileage/long-distance driving and large fleets. Faster charging enables drivers to recharge during the day or on a small break as opposed to being plugged in overnight, or for many hours, in order to achieve a full charge.”

In Eagle County, energy use from ground transportation accounts for 42 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Reducing community-wide GHG emissions 50 percent by 2030 is a goal of Eagle County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). Electrification of transportation is a leading strategy in reducing GHG emissions as fossil fuel-based transport will always contribute to climate change.

“To achieve Hertz’s broader electrification goals, it’s essential to partner with airports to build charging infrastructure,” said Stephanie Weeks, Hertz General Manager at EGE. “We’re thrilled that the Eagle County Airport is investing in electrification and supports our efforts to make EVs more accessible to travelers.” 

Hertz is investing in the largest EV rental fleet in North America and one of the largest in the world, visit Hertz online to learn more. 

For more information please contact Josh Miller, Deputy Director Of Aviation, Eagle County Regional Airport at 970.328.2649, or email josh.miller@eaglecounty.us

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