Car rental giant Hertz will announce on Wednesday that they will add electric vehicles to their vehicle fleets in three Chinese cities - Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.  The program will initially be limited to two cars per city​ with this number being expanded to a total of 25 to 30 cars by the end of this year.  The cars, E6 midsize sedans, will be provided by Chinese automaker BYD and charging stations will be supplied, in large part, by General Electric.  In an effort to cater the program to the tourist market Hertz plans to offer the vehicles with chauffeurs.

This program is the latest step in Hertz's Global Electric Vehicle intiative, aimed at reducing its own emissions while also furthering the cause of electric vehicle adoption.  The company already offers plug-in rental vehicles in Europe as well as the U.S.

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