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Hertz joins EV demonstrator project in Malaga

Zem2All will soon have a fleet of 200 vehicles in Malaga, demonstrating the potential of electromobility with aims to create a model which can be exported to other cities.

The fleet passed the 1.5 million kilometre landmark in March, and is supported by 23 rapid charging points at nine locations, of which six have vehicle-to-grid reverse charging capability. 

Hertz will offer its LEAF fleet for rental in the city and at Malaga airport.

Michel Taride, group president, Hertz International, said: ‘We strongly believe that investing in innovative and convenient solutions that reduce the environmental impacts of travel is an important step towards sustainable transport on a global scale. In partnership with Zem2All, we will be working to create a compelling electric drive transport model that can be easily exported to other cities.’

Zem2All is led by Spanish utility company Endesa in partnership with Telefonica and Ayesa, while the Japanese side is run by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with Mitsubishi Corporation and Hitachi.

The Japanese government has already outlined plans to base the reconstruction of six cities near the Fukushima nuclear plant on the findings of the project, which has also attracted interest in Ecuador, Chile, Mexico and Colombia.

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