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Hertz and MINDDRIVE Partner on Sustainable Mobility and Education Campaign

–Hertz sponsors MINDDRIVE students in a cross country road trip to promote sustainable technology and green travel —

By The Hertz Corporation

PARK RIDGE, N.J., May 6, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) announced a partnership with MINDDRIVE, a non-profit educational program, to engage and educate local communities about sustainable mobility through a cross country road trip in an electric vehicle built by MINDDRIVE students. MINDDRIVE teaches at-risk high school students business and technology based skills by converting older model cars into electric vehicles.

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“MINDDRIVE is a great partner for Hertz as both of our organizations are actively promoting positive sustainability and community outcomes through fleet, innovation and technology,” said Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and CEO of Hertz. “Just as MINDDRIVE engages students through first-hand learning and technology, Hertz believes that providing our customers with the opportunity to drive new, alternative fuel vehicles will help educate them about the benefits of sustainable transportation.”

To help raise awareness about green transport and travel, Hertz is sponsoring the MINDDRIVE teams’ cross country road trip this summer, as well as providing support vehicles from its Green Traveler Collection. The Green Traveler Collection includes high fuel economy and alternative fuel vehicles, such as hybrids, electric vehicles and clean diesel.

The 2013 MINDDRIVE campaign includes rebuilding a 1967 Karmann Ghia into a fully electric, low-speed, neighborhood car. The team will be touring the country in the rebuilt EV to help raise awareness about MINDDRIVE’s education program. From there, students will replicate the neighborhood car design using sustainable materials, including molded plywood and fiberglass, resulting in a lightweight, ultra-efficient and sustainable vehicle. This Series 2 Karmann Ghia will become a kit car for low-production resale.



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