Sep 162011
 
By Aaron Colter – Earth Techling

Hertz, which recently started offering electric bicycle rentals, and Marriott hotels are partnering to give travelers electric vehicle options while in the San Francisco area.

Overnight guests at the San Francisco Marriott Waterfront, or dinner guests in the hotel’s restaurant, have the ability to receive free valet parking and time at one of the company’s charging stations.

Currently, Hertz offers electric car models such as the Nissan Leaf and the Smart Fortwo (in photo above), and in the future is expecting to offer the Chevy Volt as well as a plug-in hybrid option.

Visitors can join Hertz’s green car rental program online, available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, to reserve one of the vehicles at an hourly rate of $6 to $8. We’ve seen similar electric car rental programs across California, giving eco-conscious travelers several options while on the road.

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