Autohellas Hertz supports the “green future” with an enriched electric fleet for a more sustainable environment!
There is a crucial need for a more sustainable environmental future. Every choice we make in our lifestyle – the food we consume or the type of car we choose - is motivated by the goal of environmental footprint reduction. So, in terms of a more ecological transportation the solution is the electric drive option.
Autohellas Hertz supports the "green future" of automobility with a car fleet that covers every need. Electric cars are here to combine driving pleasure, advanced technology and a more sustainable environmental behavior.
Autohellas Hertz rental service has a wide variety of an innovative car fleet with superior technical features and design. Discover our fleet, book for one day or for as long as you want and drive a quiet, stylish and pioneering car model.
For even longer-term electric car rentals, explore Electric Lease service and our electric car fleet and take advantage of Autohellas Hertz's full coverage packages.
What is an electric car?
An all-electric vehicle is powered exclusively by electricity and does not have an internal combustion engine like a conventional car. Electric power is stored in a battery; its capacity controls the autonomy of the car (i.e. the distance that is covered with one single battery charge).
Categories of electric cars
o Plug in hybrid car
A plug-in hybrid car combines an electric motor and a gasoline engine. Electricity is powered by a battery that is recharged at charging points.
o Fully electric car
A fully electric car is driven solely by the electricity of its batteries. The batteries are charged at any charging point.
Autonomy and charging
Battery capacity controls car’s autonomy. The battery can be recharged at any charging station or electric socket.
One of the main operations of electric cars is to warn proactively when the electric battery is empty. So, you can have complete control over the car's autonomy and enjoy without stress short or long distances.
As electricity is the future of automobility, the charging network is expanding rapidly. New charging stations are constantly placed in urban areas and at different kinds of facilities such as: residences, parking lots, supermarkets, refueling stations and along highways in order to support more relaxing and long journeys in the near future.
Why do I choose an electric car?
The advantages of using electric vehicles are very important in terms of driving behavior, technological equipment and in terms of benefits to the environment. The term "sustainable mobility" that characterizes e-mobility sums up the improvement of the quality of life, the reduction of dependence on oil and noise pollution, the increase of the life cycle of the vehicle but also the reduction of operating costs.
(+) Environmentally friendly
All electric vehicles (not hybrid) as they do not have an internal combustion engine, they do not use an exhaust system, and therefore there are no emissions. With no smoke extraction, they help reducing greenhouse gases, which makes them more environmentally friendly.
(+) More Quiet
The operation of electric cars is almost quiet. Especially, all-electric cars contribute significantly to noise pollution reduction, which is responsible for stress and poor life quality.
Comparing the life cycle of an electric car with a similar category conventional car, you will realize that there are cheaper costs for car maintenance. This is due to the low maintenance costs, the low charging cost and the lower taxation.
More specifically, the maintenance cost of an electric car is cheaper as there are no mechanical parts and the complexity of the internal combustion found in conventional cars (oil change or any other maintenance and repairs associated with a traditional gas engine). At the same time, due to the easier handling of brakes, the pads are less damaged and the frequent changes are reduced.
In addition, electric cars typically cost one-third of the cost of gas-powered vehicles in terms of supply. Many electric vehicles also use regenerative braking system to add energy to the car, completely free of charge.
(+) Tax reliefs
It is a fact that more and more governments worldwide make electric mobility a more attractive driving choice by motivating drivers with less taxes.
(+) Driving pleasure
Electric cars offer an extraordinary driving excitement. Thanks to the torque that is generated in the stationary position, the driver experiences the exciting electric dynamic and the instant acceleration. At the same time, the almost silent electric motor offers a relaxed and less stressful ride.
(+) Design and style
The more electromobility becomes part of our lives, the more top automobility companies (such as BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Hyundai, etc.) design new electric car models with modern design and style like conventional cars.