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PHOTO CAPTION: BYD e6 electric crossover is already available for rental from Hertz in Shenzhen, China, BYD's home city.

Hertz to Offer BYD e6 Electric Car to New York City Renters

The New York Times reports that the BYD e6 could enter Hertz’s NYC fleet by the end of this year.

Published: 17-Apr-2012

It appears Hertz will provide Chinese automaker BYD a push in its efforts to enter the U.S. market. The two companies have inked a deal to add the BYD e6 electric car to Hertz’s rental fleet in New York City.

The BYD e6 EV was on display at Hertz’s booth at the 2012 New York auto show, providing NYC residents a glimpse of what will be roaming their streets in the near future. The New York Times reports that the BYD e6 could enter Hertz’s NYC fleet by the end of this year, should it pass all the necessary certification.

“We feel the E6 is clearly ready for the American market,” Hertz senior vice president Rich Broome told the newspaper. “The performance, style, and size are all very good.”

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